Julia Black

Julia Black Oct. 22, 1924 - March 28, 2014 ELKHART - Julia Black, 89, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Barbara, while wintering in Lehigh Acres, Fla. Julia was born in South Bend on October 22, 1924, to John and Julia (Kaman) Kovatch. On September 7, 1946, she married Harold C. Black in Ft. Wayne. Harold passed away on July 28, 2009. Surviving are a son, Timothy Black of Elkhart; two daughters, Jill Black of Bloomington and Barbara (Curtis) Hull of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; six grandsons and ten great-grandchildren. A brother, Robert Kovatch of Mishawaka, and her sister, Gloria Kovatch of Elkhart, survive as well. In addition to her parents and husband, her brothers, John Kovatch and Andrew Kovatch, and a sister, Mary Grimm, preceded Julia in death. Julia was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She worked as a seamstress for many years at Camelot, then the Lux Co. for 15 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. Julia enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery work, canning and gardening. She helped the war effort in WW II by working as a machinist. Funeral services for Julia will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart, with Reverend Glenn Kohrman officiating. Burial and graveside services will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Julia's memory. Online condolences may be made at www.billingsfuneralhome.com.


Funeral Home

Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin St Elkhart, IN 46514
574 264-2425

Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 1, 2014