Mary G. "Gerry" Blair, 82
Mary G. "Gerry" Blair, 82, of Westport, former longtime Connersville resident, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. She was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Connersville, the daughter of Luther and Myrtle (Johnson) Witt. She married Sim Edgar Blair in Lawrenceburg on Jan. 14, 1956. Their shared eight years together before he preceded her in death May 7, 1964. Mary was a member of Everton Baptist Church. She worked at RCA in Indianapolis, as well as attending beauty school. She had lived in Texas, Florida, and California. While in Florida, she worked for 17 years at a nursery. Unfortunately her health did not permit her to work once she returned to Connersville. She is survived by her sons, Johnny (Connie Lynn) Byrd, Gary (Melissa) Blair, both of Greensburg, and Douglas Blair, Westport; brother, Tony Witt, Fairland; sisters, Bernadine Hessler, Greensburg, Pauline Back, Florida, Barbara Weston, Connersville, and Linda Blaes, Connersville; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Voley Byrd; sister, Virginia Johnson; brothers, Voley and Bobby Gene Witt; and granddaughter, Isabella Marie Byrd. Visitation for family and friends will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home in Connersville. Funeral services begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 at the funeral home with Minister Fred Helton officiating. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at
Published on October 28, 2016


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