John Henry Rockett
John Henry ROCKETT of this city died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Alton State Hospital in Alton, Ill., at the age of 75 years, 7 months, and 6 days.
Mr. ROCKETT was a retired merchant.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Osborn Funeral Home
in Dix, with the Rev. George WOLFE officiating. Burial will be in Springer Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, where friends may call
after 2:00 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. ROCKETT was born April 3, 1886, in Hamilton County, the son of James and
Anna (TAYLOR) ROCKETT. On February 3, 1923, he was married to Ruby FARMER,
who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Rufus ROCKETT of Clearwater, Fla.,
Ralph ROCKETT of Mt. Vernon, and Everett WILLIAMS of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; three daughters,
Nellie BERTSCH of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Ruthella CRAWFORD of Ina, and Mrs. Mayona CRAMER of
Rantoul; a brother, Jesse ROCKETT of Springerton; three sisters, Mrs. Maggie MALONE of
Springerton, Mrs. Delphia HENSON and Mrs. Eva HENSON, both of Flora; 25 grandchildren
and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and
Mr. ROCKETT was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
in this city.
Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 1962
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta