Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel

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Linda L Blake

April 28, 1941May 15, 2020

Linda L. Blake, 79, of Evansville, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. She was born on Monday April 28, 1941 in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Michael and Ollie (Fogle) Purdy.

Linda served in the Marine Corp from 1959-1961. She retired from Kodak. She had worked at Whirlpool, where she met her husband, Jerry in 1969. Linda was an avid bowler. She loved to gamble, play the slot machines and cards, especially clabber. Linda loved to travel. She was very proud that she had been to all 50 states, seven different countries, and the Caribbean Islands. She had been on seven cruises.

Linda was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Gayle McCullough-Romero; sisters, Mary Emma Coomes (Purdy), Rose Marie Coomes (Purdy), and Dorothy Jean Main (Purdy); and a brother James Norman Purdy.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jerry; children, Larry McCullough (Barbara) of Memphis, TN, Linda Denise Pfister of Evansville, Christopher Blake (Amanda) of Newburgh, IN, and James-Michael Blake (Shaneen) of Evansville; grandchildren, Jennifer Toomey (Sean), Jessica McCullough, Tamarea Kramer, Zachary Pfister, Emily Blake, Cory Blake, and Madelynn Blake, Caleb Blake and Joe Blake; great grandchildren, Kate Toomey and Will Toomey; brother, Michael Harold Purdy, and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Alexander East Chapel, with entombment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may visit on Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Paralyzed Veterans. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.


  • Jerry Blake, Husband
  • Larry McCullough (Barbara McCullough), Son
  • Linda Denise Pfister, Daughter
  • Christopher Blake (Amanda Blake), Son
  • James-Michael Blake (Shaneen Blake), Son
  • Jennifer Toomey (Sean Toomey), Grandchild
  • Jessica McCullough, Grandchild
  • Tamarea Kramer, Grandchild
  • Zachary Pfister, Grandchild
  • Emily Blake, Grandchild
  • Cory Blake, Grandchild
  • Madelynn Blake, Grandchild
  • Caleb Blake, Grandchild
  • Joe Blake, Grandchild
  • Kate Toomey, Great Grandchild
  • Will Toomey, Great Grandchild
  • Michael Harold Purdy, Brother
  • Michael Purdy, Father (deceased)
  • Ollie (Fogle) Purdy, Mother (deceased)
  • Lisa Gayle McCullough-Romero, Daughter (deceased)
  • Mary Emma (Purdy) Coomes, Sister (deceased)
  • Rose Marie (Purdy) Coomes, Sister (deceased)
  • Dorothy Jean (Purdy) Main, Sister (deceased)
  • James Norman Purdy, Brother (deceased)
  • Linda also leaves behind many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020


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Dan Purdy

May 19, 2020

Jerry and Family,
Dan Purdy here (son of Michael Harold). I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Linda's passing. Jerry, when my dad and I visited with you and Aunt Linda about a year ago at your house, I was so happy to have been there to talk of old times, see old photographs hanging on your walls, and just enjoy the company and share memories. I'm very sorry I could not attend the viewing and funeral; I really wanted to be there, and would have been there, were it not for this COVID-19 threat. Neither I nor my wife Nancy would be comfortable in the close-quarter environment of a funeral home; I would not be able to maintain social distancing with a bunch of my close relatives. So I'm playing it safe and staying here in Illinois. But I'm thinking of you, and praying for you, and your entire family. Love, Dan


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