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Virginia Marie (Miller) Block

January 5, 1923 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 99)


Virginia Marie (Miller) Block, 99, Liberty Mills, passed away on April 17, 2022 in her daughter’s home. The daughter of John and Opal (Smith) Miller, Virginia was born in a farmhouse on January 5, 1923 in Tippecanoe, Indiana.

The oldest of eight children, Virginia learned early on how to be a true matriarch of the family. She was the glue that held the family together and was always wise beyond her years. Virginia was a very accepting and non-judgmental woman with a heart of gold. As a child, Virginia worked in the fields with her dad. In later years, she continued her hard work ethic, working in factories to support the war effort during World War II.

On December 14, 1941, Virginia married Robert Block and the two would welcome three children: Ronald, John and Mary Lou. Virginia and Robert were married almost 70 years before Robert passed on February 6, 2011. She worked at Gripco Manufacturing in South Whitley for 32 years before retiring in 1985. Virginia was a member of VFW auxiliary post 2689 in Huntington and the American Legion Auxiliary in North Manchester. She attended Liberty Mills United Methodist Church. Virginia had a knack for remembering birthdays and sending cards to her family at Christmas time. Virginia enjoyed reading, playing Bingo, and spending time with her family. She loved food; especially dessert and DeBrands chocolates.

The loving memory of Virginia Block will be forever cherished by her son, John (Julie) Block, Andrews; daughter, Mary Lou (Gary) Sroufe, South Whitley; daughter-in-law, Kathy Block, North Manchester; brothers, Marshall Miller, Silsbee, Texas, and Orland Miller, Green Valley, Arizona; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many great great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Opal (Smith) Miller; husband, Robert Block; son, Ronald Block; brothers, John Miller and Eddie Miller who were killed in the Korean War, and Robert Miller; sisters, Ida Scher and Katherine Crum.

At the request of Virginia, there will be no funeral services.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Virginia Block, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Whitley County, 951 South Line Street, Columbia City, Indiana 46725 or Parkview Whitley Hospice Home, 2806 Theater Avenue # A, Huntington, Indiana 46750.

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Humane Society of Whitley County
951 South Line Street, Columbia City IN 46725

Parkview Whitley Hospice Home
2806 Theater Avenue #A, Huntington IN 46750

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