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BOCKES, Mary 1911-1998


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/15/2013 at 18:21:18

Mary M. Bockes, 86, of Grundy Center, passed away Tuesday, January 6, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center of natural causes. She was under the care of Hospice.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the Alice Church of God, rural Conrad. Rev. James Snare officiated. Burial was at the Alice Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Phillip Heim, Lennie Phillips, Terry Haren, Darell McMartin, Daniel Traeger and Dee Gene McMartin.

A memorial fund is being established.

Mary was born on October 3, 1911, the daughter of Guy W. and Lepha D. (Bauman) VanVoorhis in Liscomb. She graduated from Liscomb High School and attended Teachers College at Cedar Falls.

On June 9, 1934, she was united in marriage to Dale E. Bockes at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Alice Church of God and the WCSC of the church. She was a treasurer of the Alice Cemetery Association and a former member of the Palermo Twp. Woman's Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale on June 27, 1977; and her parents.

Survivors include 3 sons, Richard D. Bockes and Roger V. Bockes, both of Grundy Center, and Robert D. Bockes of Eldora; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Wilma McKibben and Maude Adams, both of Liscomb.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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