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Patricia Blake

12/15/1942 - 4/26/2018

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Patricia Ann Blake, 75, of South Pekin, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018 at her home.

Born December 15, 1942 in West Salem to Glenn and Opal (Salusbury) Johnson, she married Leonard “Gene” Blake on July 11, 1975 in South Pekin. He died September 13, 2010 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Jeff Blake.

Surviving are one son, Russell (Vicky) Blake of Oklahoma City, OK; two daughters, Rhonda (Dennis) Winn of Pekin and Tracie (Michael) Fabry of South Pekin; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one brother, Alvin (Victoria) Johnson of Pekin.

Patricia had worked as a chemist at Trace Chemicals in Pekin for 30 years, retiring in 2012.

An avid golfer, Patricia enjoyed being on the water boating and water skiing. She also found great joy cooking for family gatherings, especially the holidays.

She formerly attended South Pekin Congregational Church.

Her graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018 at Lake view Cemetery in Pekin. Pastor Greg Ristich will officiate.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Ln., Pekin, IL 61554.

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