|Service Date:||September 22nd, 2011|
Gridley- Marguerite Hocker, 93, of Gridley, passed away at 7:55 am on Monday, September 19, 2011 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in El Paso.
She was born on December 20, 1917 in Mexico, Missouri a daughter of James A. and Myrtle Grainge Jones. She married Robert E. Hocker on July 19, 1942 at the El Paso United Methodist Church. He passed away in December of 1978.
Surviving are her children, Gary Hocker of Bloomington, and Nancy (Stephen) Jeffreys of Normal; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Neil (Katie), and Ben Jeffreys, Gregory Hocker, and Kari (John) Wierheh; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Merle Jones and one sister, Barbara Jones; and two dear cousins, Norma McGraw and Zona Meister.
Marguerite did clerical work for various places before retiring from the Media Services Department of Illinois State University in Normal. She belonged to the Illinois State University Retirees Association and the Red Hat Society.
She enjoyed golf, reading, needlework, and fishing. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the joy of her life. Marguerite will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She was a member of First United Church of Gridley where funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, September 22, 2011. Rev. Andy Huette and Rev. Wes Ooms will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso and one hour prior to services at church on Thursday. Burial will follow services at Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso.
Memorial contributions in Marguerite’s name may be made to the First United Church of Gridley Youth Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.