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Virginia Marie (Miller) Block

Virginia Marie (Miller) Block, 99, of Liberty Mills, with ties to Huntington, died on Sunday, April 17, at her daughter’s home.

Mrs. Block worked at Gripco Manufacturing in South Whitley for 32 years. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary Post No. 2689 in Huntington and the American Legion Auxiliary in North Manchester. She attended Liberty Mills United Methodist Church

She was born to John and Opal Smith Miller, on January 5, 1923, in Tippecanoe. She married Robert Block on Dec. 14, 1941.  He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Block.

Survivors include a son, John (Julie) Block, of Andrews; a daughter, Mary Lou (Gary) Sroufe, of South Whitley; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Block, of North Manchester; brothers, Marshall Miller, of Silsbee, Texas and Orland Miller, of Green Valley, Arizona; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many great great-grandchildren.

McKee Mortuary is handling the arrangements.Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Whitley County, 951 South Line St., Columbia City, IN, 46725, or Parkview Whitley Hospice Home, 2806 Theater Ave. #A, Huntington, IN 46750.

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