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Connie Blake
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Connie Ann Blake, 68, of Rochester, Iowa, passed away Nov. 3, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, following a lengthy illness. Friends and family may gather at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 1
to 3 p.m. for a time of visitation. Funeral services will commence immediately following the visitation. In honoring Connie's wishes, she will be cremated following the funeral service. Inurnment will be held at Rochester Cemetery at a later date.
A memorial fund in Connie's honor has been established.
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Connie's life journey began Nov. 17, 1948, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she was born to Douglas and Maxine (Rushford) Moore. She graduated from Tipton High School, Class of 1967, before furthering her education at A.I.C., where she received her associate's degree. Connie was united in marriage to Larry Blake on Aug. 30, 1969, in Tipton. The couple resided in rural Tipton (Rochester), where they raised their two sons, Shane and Shannon.
Connie was a homemaker and also was employed by a couple local businesses for several years. She never met a stranger, and she opened their home and her heart to just about anyone. She will be missed by many, but never forgotten.
Surviving Connie are her husband; sons, Shane (Stacy) Blake of Bloomfield and Shannon (Bridgett Berg) Blake of Kalona; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; honorary son, Tim Sulzner of Ankeny; and sister, Cathy Niedorf of Iowa City.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Posted on Monday, 6 November 2017