MARY FRANCES ROCKELMAN
Mary Frances Rockelman, age 51, of Alexandria, MO, died Thursday, March 17,
2011, at the scene of a two vehicle automobile accident near Alexandria.
She was born March 23, 1959 at Keokuk, IA, a daughter of Carl V. and Lucille Renner Soper.
On May 28, 1983 she was married to Todd Rockelman at the Alexandria Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Todd, of Alexandria; a daughter, Courtney Rockelman and her daughter special grandchild, Dawn Marie Rockelman both of Alexandria; a nephew who was resides in the home, Weston Jaycob Schorr; mother-in-law, Donna Kamps and father-in-law, Gary Rockelman, both of Keokuk; four brothers: Jerry (Letha) Soper of Keokuk, Jeff (Robin) Soper of Kahoka, Jed (Kim) Soper of Alexandria, and John Soper of Greenville, IL; three
sisters, Evelyn Soper and Carla Soper, both of Kahoka, and Brenda Burchett of Wayland; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Sherry Soper of Warsaw,
Sean Rockelman of Keokuk, Shane Rockelman of Quincy, Cindy (Mrs. Danny) Buntin of Wayland, and Kirsty Teeters of Burlington; many nieces and nephews, all who were very special to her; as well as other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James, in 1982.
Mary was a former employee of Shellor Globe and the past 20 years a stay at home mother and then grandmother. She was currently working on her G.E.D. in order to return to the work force.
Mary was an excellent cook, a wonderful companion, and a person who would bend over backwards to help her family and others. She started cooking from scratch at the age of 5 and never stopped. She suffered from several health issues, but never complained. She loved camping along the river, family get togethers and being with friends. She was first and foremost a wife, mother, and grandmother who lived to care for them.
According to her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held Monday, March 21, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with words of comfort by Mrs. Bonnie Horner. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services.
Inurnment will follow in the Kahoka Cemetery. Following the committal, friends are invited to join the family at the Alexandria Community Center for a time of fellowship.
Memorials may be made to the family.