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Nancy Blake Obituary
NANCY ELLEN BLAKE CHERRY VALLEY - Nancy Ellen Blake of Cherry Valley died August 28, 2013, surrounded by family, following a brief illness. She was born November 10, 1953, in Belvidere, Illinois, the daughter of Robert G. and Betty J. (Marston) Blake. She graduated from Belvidere High School and Northern Illinois University. Nancy was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 23 years and was most recently a mail carrier in Loves Park. She enjoyed reading, gardening, her feline companions, Ella and Lucy, and remodeling her home. She is survived by her mother, Betty J. Blake of Rockford; brother, Robert M. (Janet) Blake of Sawyer, Michigan; and sisters, Mary L. Schleeter of Peoria, Illinois, Barbara S. (Tim) Fitch of Belvidere, Illinois, and Elizabeth A. (Cary) Winn of Racine, Wisconsin; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert G. Blake and brother, David Michael Blake. The family would like to extend its appreciation to OSF Hospice for its assistance and care. Cremation rites accorded by Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, 1860 South Mulford Rd, Rockford IL, 61108. A service of celebration is being planned for a later date. Please refer to the Fitzgerald Funeral Home website for confirmed dates and times and express online condolences at: www.fitzgeraldfh.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to PAWS Humane Society or OSF Hospice.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 2013
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