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, 18 December 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