Sarah R. Blake

1946 ~ 2019 (age 73)


Sarah R. Blake, 73, of East Moline, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. According to her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Sarah was born August 17, 1946 in Chicago, the daughter of John and Cecelia (Espinosa) Powell. 

She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Illini Hospital and other nursing homes in the area. Sarah enjoyed being with her family and friends, especially going to birthday parties and having cake. She liked getting out, being with people and having lunch at Mrs. Mamie’s Restaurant.

She is survived by her son Charles R. Blake, Jr., Rock Island, daughter, Dawn Blake, La Crosse, WI; sisters, Patricia Griffin, Moline and Delores Webb, AZ; brother, John R. Powell, Las Vegas, NV and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to give special thanks to Sarah’s life-time friend and neighbor, Les Hinton. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Lucille Garcia.

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October 22, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
DeRoo Funeral Home
1611 7th Street
Moline, IL 61265

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