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Elmer Blevins

March 3, 1932 — April 7, 2021


Elmer Blevins, 89, Peru, formerly of North Manchester, passed away April 7, 2021 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru. Elmer was one of seven children born to Frank and Vina (Tackett) Blevins. He was born in Wheelwright in Floyd County, Kentucky on March 3, 1932.

Elmer enjoyed fishing, singing, playing his guitar, and storytelling. On March 19, 1951, Elmer married Betty J. Rickett. The two spent sixty seven years together before Betty passed away on January 11, 2019.  Elmer was a wheeler and dealer when it came to flea markets. He could sell anything to anyone and was also an ordained minister

The memory of Elmer Blevins will be forever cherished by his sons, Jason Blevins, Fort Wayne, Elmer (Alice Luebke) Blevins Jr., North Manchester, Rick (Daisy) Blevins, Baltimore, Maryland, Brad Blevins, Kingsport, Tennessee, and Christopher (Karen) Nicolaysen, Ocala, Florida; daughters, Debbie (James) Justice, Wabash, Shair (Byron) Erickson, Sequim, Washington, Crystal (Greg) Graf, Stout, Ohio; twenty-seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and nine great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Alan Blevins; one daughter, Joy Von Hughes Monroe; three brothers, Estill, Charles, and James Edward Blevins; three sisters, Betty Perry, Lulabell Blevins, and Minnie Pearl Nickels; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

No services are planned.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Elmer Blevins, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

The family of Elmer Blevins has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.


Alzheimer's Association
2200 Cabot Drive, Suite 460, Lisle IL 60532

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