Mary Kathleen Dockery

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1922-2014 Kathleen Dockery, 92, of Kirbyville, TX died Monday, October 13, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. There will be a visitation at 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 16, 2014 followed by a Rosary at Adams E. E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30 am on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Our Lady of LaSallete Catholic Church in Kirbyville, followed by interment at the Kirbyville cemetery. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ida & Talmadge Kent; her son, Charley Dockery and her grandson, Jonathan Dockery. She is survived by her beloved husband of 72 years, Luther Dockery; two sons - Rodney Dockery, John R. (Dick) Dockery and wife Collette; two daughters - Diana Rockwood and husband Clyde, Liz Barnett and husband Greg; grandchildren Lee Dockery, Meredith Dockery, Kaitlyn Dockery, Julie Freeman, Bill Pipes, Sean Barnett, Ryan Barnett, Kyle Barnett; great grandchildren Liam Pipes, Sofia Pipes. Kathleen was born September 26, 1922 in Call, Texas. She was a cheerleader in high school. After graduating high school, she attended business college in Houston. Subsequently, she worked at Texaco in Houston. She married her high school sweetheart, Luther Lee Dockery, and after World War II they settled in Kirbyville where they raised their family of five. Kathleen was a wonderful and devoted mother to our family supporting her children in their many and varied activities…sports, church, scouting, school activities, band. Mama loved to dance and could dance a mean jitterbug. She always looked forward to the Marine Corps Ball where she danced the opening dance with her son, Col Charles Dockery, to the Tennessee Waltz. She loved to play cards and games, garage sales, bingo, Walmart and crocheting. Many friends and families treasure the various crocheted items received from our Mama. She was generous to a fault.

Funeral Home
Adam's E.E. Stringer Funeral Home
111 S Margaret PO Box 69
Kirbyville, TX 75956
(409) 423-2221
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 16, 2014
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