Claralee Black


Claralee Showers Black, age 77, of Bloomington, died Saturday morning at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospice House. Born June 2, 1940, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bernice (May) Showers. Claralee was the owner and operator of the Wig-Wam Boutique. She was a member of the Eastern Star in North Vernon and the Bloomington Elks Lodge Ladies Auxiliary. She loved playing slot machines, working in her wig shop and helping cancer patients and their families.

Claralee is survived by her sister, Marlene Stoner of North Vernon; three nieces, Marshalene (Dean) Evans of North Vernon and Melissa (Brian) Stoner and Marketa Seville, both of Indianapolis; two great-nieces, Kristina (Ben) Fitzgerald and Marisa Seville; and three great-nephews, Riley Johnson, Zackery Seville and Joshua Seville. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Robert Tim Black.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Garland Brook Cemetery Chapel in Columbus. Entombment will follow the service. Friends may visit the family from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington.

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The family suggests memorial contributions be given to I.U. Health Bloomington Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.