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Myrtle M. (Bosecker) Hocking

July 5, 1918 ~ July 19, 2019 (age 101)



Myrtle M. (Bosecker) Hocking, 101, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away July 19, 2019.


Myrtle was born July 5, 1918, in Wabash County, Illinois, the daughter of Jacob and Rosa (Barchet) Bosecker.


She married Robert C. Hocking on December 30, 1939.  He preceded her in death in 1998. 


Myrtle had fond memories of her youth at Friedens United Church of Christ.  She was a member of Keensburg Christian Church, ever ready to lend a hand to others.  She had been a 4-H leader, a member of Homemakers Extension, and looked forward to community events such as the local chowder.


Throughout their life together, she and Robert enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially square dancing and playing cards.  Myrtle was an avid, talented quilter, and never wasted a minute sitting idly – a crochet project would often be close at hand.  In later years, she could be found at the Senior Citizens Center creating ceramic pieces.


The family expresses appreciation to all who have given Myrtle loving care, with special thanks to Robin and Jan at Acorn Estates.


Surviving are three children, Irma Hocking, Melvin Hocking and his wife Marilyn, and, Keith Hocking and his wife Vicki.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, Martha Buckley, Mark Hocking, Kristi Wright, Brad Hocking, Michael Hocking and Melanie Merrill; and, eleven great-grandchildren.


Preceding Myrtle in death were her parents, Jacob and Rosa Bosecker; husband, Robert; and brothers, Gerald, Harold, Ervin, Raymond, Edgar, Albert and Arthur Bosecker, and, a sister, Valeria Goebel.


A celebration of life will be held at Short-Cunningham Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.  Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery.


Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service.


Memorial contributions may be made to Keensburg Christian Church or Residential Health Care Group (Hospice).  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Contributions may also be made at www.short-cunninghamfh.com


Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com


Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Myrtle’s family.

To send flowers to Myrtle's family, please visit our floral section.


July 23, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

Celebration of Life
July 23, 2019

3:00 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 North Mulberry Street / PO Box 397
Mount Carmel, IL 62863


Keensburg Christian Church
Keensburg IL 62852

Residential Health Care Group (Hospice)

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