OBITUARY

Emily Faith Block

June 11, 1937February 15, 2021
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PEKIN ~ Emily Faith Block, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Monday, February 15, 2021 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin.

Born June 11, 1937 in Peoria to Albert and Corinne (Rudel) Joos, she married Larry Franklin Block on June 17, 1956 in Peoria. He died December 29, 2016 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert Joos and one sister, Florence Roth.

Surviving are three sons, Fred (Jan) Block of Manito, Tim Block of Pekin and Larry (Teresa) Block, Jr. of Toluca; one daughter, Sue Hoffman of Pekin; seven grandchildren, Amanda Moore of Morton, Ryan (Michelle) Block of Pekin, Justin (Ashley) Hamann of Warrenton, VA, Laura Block of Saybrook, Heather (Nathan) Arel of Kissimmee, Florida, Kevin Block of Columbus, OH and Holly Hoffman of Pekin; five great-grandchildren, Evalynn Hamann, Alex Hamann, Will Hamann, Zoe Block and Ava Block; two sisters, Helen Dunn and Carol (Larry) Gray, both of Peoria and many nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Illinois Central College, Emily worked as an occupational therapy assistant at Hopedale Hospital and then Senior World in Peoria. She last worked at the Miller Center in Pekin for more than 20 years and then volunteered there in retirement.

She loved spending time with her family.

Emily was a member of the Altrusa Club in Pekin and a former member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Miller Center, 551 South 14th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

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Debra Inman

February 19, 2021

I worked with Emily for a few years at Peoria Senior World. Such a kind, beautiful person. Always made the clients feel better and such a great asset to Senior World staff. So sorry for your loss.

Lois Vinson

February 18, 2021

Really sorry to see the passing of your mom. Seen Jan a few weeks back and asked how she was doing. I was telling her after Fred had introduced us at Hollybrook, she always would smile and say hello, and sometimes some small talk, last time I seen her was in Sept., when we lost Lucille. She was a sweet woman, will be missed. Again, sorry for the loss of your mom, and a wonderful woman.

Robbie Duncan

February 17, 2021

So sorry to hear of Emily’s passing. I worked with Emily as a COTA in the Pekin school district and our paths seemed to keep crossing. Emily was a very special person with a gift for giving. I will always remember her back in our early days as COTAs together. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

Alisha Dault

February 17, 2021

Emily had the Miller Center Craft Room in tip top shape and always welcomed new crafters with a big smile! We miss her soft spoken voice. May she rest in peace.

This picture is from an old Miller Center Brochure.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Alisha Dault and Miller Center Family

Rita McIntosh

February 17, 2021

I worked with Emily way back in 1970's at Hopedale while she was going to ICC. She was a positive influence on my life. You have my deepest sympathy. She was a great lady.

Evon Meierhofer

February 16, 2021

Dear Block Family, You have our sympathy on the passing of your mom. I will always remember her at family reunions and how much fun she was to talk to.

Evon and Larry Meierhofer
Minonk IL.

Terra Tshulos

February 16, 2021

So sorry to hear of this, Sue and family! Your Mom/Grandma was a very sweet lady. My deepest condolences.

Kathy VanHorn

February 16, 2021

Fred, Jan and family. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers to all of you at this difficult time.

dawn reh

February 16, 2021

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