Former pastor’s wife, ZoAnn Marie Hockley, 87, formerly of Danville, Ohio, died on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Brookdale.
She was born in Toledo on March 12, 1931, to William and Zoe (Cox) Wilson. She was married to Albert E. Hockley, Jr. Together they served the Danville Grace Brethren Church for over 20 years, and ZoAnn was involved with all of their groups and organizations. She was a very talented quilter and seamstress and taught crocheting, knitting, and tailoring. Her life was also devoted to being a mother and grandmother, and was known as “Momma Bear”.
She is survived by her children; Albert III (Maryetta) Hockley, Daniel (Pamela) Hockley, Mary Louise Thurston, and James E. Wilson, grandchildren; Adam, Jessica (Corey), and Thomas; five great-grandchildren; sisters; Natalie Hockett, Lolita Herrington, and Karen Strouse, her special friend, Dorcus Frazier, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, William Wilson, Jr., and a sister, Janene Hayes.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, at the Danville Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Dennis Eggerton will officiate. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 2:00 at the Lake Township Cemetery in Millbury.
Memorial donations are suggested to the church, 302 E. Ross St. Danville, 43014. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, Ohio, is handling arrangements.