Elaine Bockhorn Kokemore was born March 11, 1931 in Washington County, Texas to parents Louis Bernhard and Ottilie Anna Klaerner Bockhorn. She grew up in Washington County where she attended the Pleasant Hill School and graduated from Brenham High School. She died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007. She was 76. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Dec. 5, 2007 at St. John Lutheran Church, Bellville, with pastors Jennie Jones and David Henskey officiating. Interment followed in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery with pallbearers assisting including: Gary Griesenbeck, Ronnie Bockhorn, David Bockhorn, Robert Bockhorn, Donald Henskey and Glen Bockhorn. Honorary pallbearers included Terry Griesenbeck, Bobby Bowden, and William Gregory Bowden. Elaine married Leroy William Kokemor on Nov. 21, 1954. They became the proud parents of three children. She made her home in Bellville where she was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church. A hard-worker, Elaine kept her home spotless and enjoyed working in her yard. A devoted mother and grandmother, she especially treasured the time she was able to spend with her family and the junk food they brought her. She enjoyed baking sugar cookies and was an avid Astros fan. Mrs. Kokemor was survived by her daughters: Charlotte Hoff and husband, David, and Janice Kokemor and Glen Toman, all of Bellville; grandchildren: Tasha McDonald and husband, Kevin of Katy, Brandon Hoff and fiance', Kim Orsak, of Bellville, and Courtney Hoff of College Station; and great grandchildren: Kennedy and Whitney McDonald of Katy. She is also survived by her sisters: Agnes Griesenbeck and Ellen Henske; brothers: Roy Bockhorn and wife, Vada, and Herbert Bockhorn and wife, Lucile; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Todd Alan Kokemor (2001), a sister, Louise Winkelmann, and a brother, Bernhard Bockhorn. Memorial gifts may be made to : St. John Lutheran Church, 520 N. Holland, Bellville. Arrangements by Schmidt Funeral Homes.
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