2013-11-16 / Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Gockenbach

Mary Elizabeth Gockenbach, age 85 of Bradenton, FL, formally of Hebron, passed away November 4, 2013, at Westminister Manor.

She was born January 7th, 1928, in Newark, to the late Dale and Kathryn (Parkison) Meier. She was a graduate of Hebron High School and was a member of the American Legion Post 285 Auxiliary.

She is survived by a sister, Carol Reinholtz of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; her children, Terry (Sherry) Gockenbach of Hebron, Nancy Amspaugh of Bradenton, FL, and Marilyn (Ron) Braden of Buckeye Lake: grandchildren, Jaylyn (Chuck), Justin, Jami Lynn, Nick (Kelly), Amanda (Brian), Teri Lynn (Mike), Joe (Amy), Trenton, Jamie and Joe; many great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and all her family and friends in Ohio and Florida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Bud) of over 60 years; two sisters, Sue Ellen Smith and JoAnne Collins; and grandson, Jeremy Amspaugh.

She worked for Hebron School as a cook for over 25 years until she moved to Florida with her husband and later retired from Summerfield Retirement Home as a cook.

Funeral service was November 12, 2013, at Manasota Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Bradenton, FL. Online condolences can be made at www.manasotamemorial.com.

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