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    100 REASONS TO SMILE: Horsham resident Wilma Block celebrates her 100th birthday with children, from left, David Block, Chris Ivess and John Block. Picture: ABBY WALTER

Family brings joy to centenarian Wilma Block

Horsham resident Wilma Block has celebrated 100 years with family.

Mrs Block was born at Murtoa on November 10, 1923.

She grew up on a farm near Rupanyup where she went to school. She also attended school at Murtoa.

After leaving school, Mrs Block was kept occupied with home duties and helping on the farm.

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She met her husband Merv Block at a youth group outing to Halls Gap and the couple married on October 9, 1950.

They lived on a farm at Vectis for 10 years and had three children, David, John and Chris.

When asked what made her most proud during her 100 years of life, Mrs Block pointed to her three children.

The family moved to Dorodong and spent 25 years farming there before they moved to Mount Gambier to run a hobby farm for the next 15 years.

In December 1999, Mr and Mrs Block decided to move back to Horsham.

Mr Block died in 2012, and Mrs Block moved into a Horsham retirement village the following year.

Mrs Block said she had lived a healthy life and spent a lot of time working hard on the farm.

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