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Mary Block

September 29, 1935 May 17, 2019
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Mary Block, nee Cobb, 83, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at her home in Yorkville, IL after a decades long battle with breast cancer.

Block was born in New Orleans on September 29, 1935 the daughter of the late Lloyd J and Mireille nee Lebreton Cobb.

A 1957 graduate of Tulane University Block, a Cordell Hull Scholar, lived in Spain for five years in the early 1960's. Block was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She worked in the National Archives of Spain in both Seville and Madrid. Block also led many trade missions to Latin America and Europe for the New Orleans International Trade Mart where her father was president. She later taught Spanish and Algebra at Metairie Park Country Day School. As a young woman she was a model and appeared in various publications including the cover of Town and Country magazine.

She is survived by her sons Edward (Kimberly) Block of Bristol, VA, George (Marjorie) Block, Jr. of San Antonio, TX, grandchildren Natalie Mireille Block of Bristol, VA, Meagan (Alehandro) Block Garcia of San Antonio, TX, Jeremy Randolph (Christalene) Block of San Antonio, TX, Dr. Travis Jackson Block of San Antonio, TX; great grandchildren Maxwell Alexander Garcia and Liberty Jane Garcia both of San Antonio, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. George E. Block, son John Randolph Block.

Upon her husband's death in 1994 she became the president of Sunny Valley Farm, LLC, in Yorkville, IL and bred some of the most famous Angus cattle in the breed, including the legendary SVF Bandolier. An equestrian in her youth she enjoyed her horses, dogs, travel, family, and a good stiff drink.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the DUNN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY 1801 Douglas Road Oswego, IL 60543.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St Anne Catholic Church 551 Boulder Hill Pass Oswego, IL 60543.

Interment will be private.

Memorials may be directed to Poor Clare Colettine Nuns - Annunciation Monastery, 6200 E Minooka Rd Minooka, IL 60447

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3:00 PM 5/21/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/21/2019 7:00:00 PM
Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory

1801 South Douglas Road
P.O. Box 665
Oswego, IL 60543

Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory
1801 South Douglas Road Oswego 60543 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM 5/22/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Anne Catholic Church

551 Boulder Hill Pass, P. O. Box 670
Oswego, IL 60543-0670

St. Anne Catholic Church
551 Boulder Hill Pass, P. O. Box 670 Oswego 60543-0670 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Burial will be private Final Resting Place
United States

Memorial Contribution

Poore Clare Colettine Nuns - Annunciation Monastery, 6200 E. Minooka Rd., Minooka, IL 60447


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