Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

Delores Block, 87, formerly of Morton, died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in East Peoria.

Born May 4, 1925, in West Frankfort to Adlemo and Theresa (Sandranini) Giacobazzi, she married Carl O. Block on June 8, 1963, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1979.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Denise Wight of North Pekin; one son, Lindsey Block of East Peoria; and one grandchild.

During World War II, she worked in the defense industry. She later worked as a bookkeeper and receptionist at Block Realty & Insurance Co. in East Peoria. She also worked as a crossing guard at Lincoln School in Morton.

She was a member of the Peoria Seventh-day Adventist Church.

A private graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton, with the Rev. Lauren Padgett officiating. There will be no visitation. Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.