Mary Stutte-Hocking, age 98, died on July 5, 2012 just five days short of her 99th birthday.
She was born July 10, 1913 in Nanticoke, PA, the daughter of John and Mary (Roberts) Curran. In October of 1988 she married the Rev. Reginald S. Hocking and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1999.
Mary was one of the first residents of Brecon Village in Saline and was a member of the Saline United Methodist Church. She had an extensive career in advertising and worked at The Daily Tribune, Michigan Bell Telephone Company, and Campbell-Ewald Advertising Company. Mary was also a member of the Saline Womans’ Club, Friends of the Library of Saline, a member of the Saline Historical Society, and a volunteer at St. Josephs in Saline.
Survivors include daughters: Colleen (Franklin) Hilzinger, Nancy Schempp, and Julie (Nicholas) Porentas. Other survivors include grandchildren: Jeffrey, Kurt, Matthew and Glen Hilzinger, Joshua, Adam and Samuel Womelsdorf, Alicia Ping, Jessica Hausman, David Ping, Mary Hipsher, and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death in addition to her husband Reginald by husbands William Sullivan, Thomas Stutte, and a dear companion Kenneth Volz of Saline.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the in Saline with the Rev. Dr. James E. Tuttle, officiating. Contributions may be made to the Church or to the Saline Public Library. Envelopes will be available at the Church where friends may begin calling on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home of Saline.
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