HOCKERSMITH, Mary M. (Wilson)

Date of birth:  28 March 1908 Bartholomew County, Indiana
Date of death: 17 December 2001 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, December 18, 2001


Mary M. Hockersmith

Mary M. Hockersmith died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Paris Memorial Nursing Home in Franklin. She was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Hopewell and Lake Lemon in Monroe County.

She was born in Bartholomew County. Her parents were Roy and Ethel (Neal) Wilson. She married Delgar T. Hockersmith. He preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Hollinghead of Green­wood; a brother, John Wilson of Naples, Fla.; two sisters, Irma Van­Cleave of LaGrange, Ill., and Esther Moore of Marco Island, Fla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchil­dren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Nolan Hockersmith; two brothers, Paul Wilson and Russel Wilson; and one sister, Dorris Sprague.

She was a graduate of Scipio High School.

She was self-employed for 30 years as owner of Franklin Cleaners. She also owned and operated Merle Norman cosmetic supplies and beauty shops in Franklin, Whiteland and Columbus.

She was a member of New Union­ville Baptist Church in Monroe County.

The Rev. Paul Palusko will conduct a service at 10 a.m. Thursday at Van­divier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Cemetery Association, 1034 S. Centerline Road, Franklin, IN 46131.

Submitted by Mark E Wirey