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Tressie Marie Blackwell

7/25/1930 - 8/31/2018

GREEN VALLEY ~ Tressie Marie Blackwell, 88, of Green Valley, passed away at 6 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at her home. She was formerly of Minier.

Born July 25, 1930 in Heyworth to Samuel and Nettie (Azbil) Denny, she married Delmer L. Blackwell on April 5, 1947 in Pekin. He died June 15, 1995 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Diane Blackwell; two sisters and seven brothers.

Surviving are one daughter, Debby Jean (Gary) Dellit of Green Valley; one son, Robert L. Blackwell of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Chad Dellit and Jodi McAllister; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Brandt of Pekin and two brothers, Eugene (Donna) Denny of Bloomington and Earl Denny of Kansas City, Missouri.

Tressie was a member of the Elk Lodge #1402 in McAllen, Texas, Paul Towne Memorial AMVETS Post #169 in North Pekin, Minier American Legion Post #448 and Bloomington Moose Lodge #745.

She had worked for Eureka-Williams as a machinist, retiring in 1979.

Tessie loved to fish and play the guitar.

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Minier Cemetery. Pastor Keith Huff will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 614 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614.

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