Knox Utility Clerk Bertha Blue Says Goodbye To Office

Blue enjoys her retirement party with husband Ed Blue.

A friendly face in the Knox Clerk-Treasurer’s office is leaving. Bertha Blue has been the utility clerk for 25 years, and yesterday was her last day on the job. A party was held in her honor at Knox City Hall.

Blue explained she took up the position after the previous utility clerk left.

“I started part-time and then the girl left and I began as the utility clerk,” said Blue. “I began full time work in 1987.”

Blue worked under three clerk-treasurers: Lillian Armstrong, Ray Walton, and Jeff Houston.

Blue says the best part of her job was the opportunity to meet so many nice people. She says she expects to do some traveling with her free time.

“We’re going to travel a little, right here in our area. For instance, I’ve never been to Shipshewanna,” said Blue.