Delores Blocher, 81

Delores Blocher, 81, died Monday, April 8, at 7:45 a.m., in her son’s home in Marion after a long illness.

She was born Sept. 13, 1931 in Marion, to Carl and Karon Deeter. Delores graduated from Marion High School in 1949 and Marion Business College in 1950. She retired from Goshen Rubber in Dec. 1993. Former husband, Larry D. McAtee preceded her in death in 1999. Husband, Truman (Phil) Blocher preceded her in death March 2011. Delores and her husband wintered in Phoenix, Arizona for many years.

She is survived by her brother, Carl Deeter Jr., Illinois; daughter, Susan Sorrell, Wabash; son, Steve (Kathie) McAtee, Marion; three grandchildren, Todd Sorrell, North Webster, Kim (Jack) Davis, LaFontaine, and Stevie McAtee, Marion; one great grandchild, MaKenzie Davis, LaFontaine; five stepchildren, Linda (Ross) Martin, Nancy Gray, Debbie (Steve) Estep, Craig Blocher, and Steve Blocher, all residing in Wabash.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Congregational Christian Church, 309 Walnut Street, North Manchester, with the Rev. J.P. Freeman officiating. Interment will be at the Marion National Cemetery with her late husband at a later date.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m., Saturday prior to the service in the church.

Local services handled by Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion.

Posted on 2013 Apr 22