Marsha Blake, age 66, of Washington, Indiana, passed away on March 22, 2020, at the IU Methodist Hospital, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at 6:45 p.m.

She was born to Brayton and Imogene (Krodel) Thompson on March 26, 1953, in Washington, Indiana. Marsha married the love of her life, James R. Blake on November 27, 1971.

She was a member of the Twin Oaks Holiness Church, in Petersburg, Indiana, and loved Jesus. Marsha lived life to the fullest . . . she loved laughing and did it often. She loved playing games, telling jokes, hosting parties for family and friends, and antiquing anywhere their travels took them.

She designed and they built her dream home. She had an amazing talent for combining and arranging their antiques, family heirlooms, and her preferred current style to make her home look like a picture from a magazine.

Marsha had the awesome privilege of staying home and raising her girls. Christmas traditions, family vacations, and special family gatherings were a pr-iority for her. In recent years, she especially loved just bring home, playing her baby grand piano, having her kids, grandkids, family and friends over, driving her 1965 red Mustang, their annual trips to Florida, and, as we said before, laughing and having a good time.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jim, of Washington; her daughters, Denise Bittinger, of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Nicole Cassady and husband St-ephen, of Beavertown, Pennsylvania; and her five grandchildren, Cammi and Bentley Bittinger, and Blake, Chloe, and Ashton Cassady.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Diane (Thompson) Ross.

A private funeral and burial will be held. A special Celebration of Life service will be announced after the quarantine is lifted.

The Blake Funeral Home, in Loogootee, is in charge of the arrangements.

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