Phyllis J. Hocking
age 81, of Louisville, passed away Monday Dec. 23, 2013. She was born in North Canton, Ohio on March 23, 1932 to the late William and Leone (Shook) Essig. Phyllis retired from the Jackson School System after 32 years as an elementary school teacher. She was a member of Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Louisville where she was a member of the quilting group. She was also a member of Delta Tau.
Phyllis was also preceded in death by her husband Robert Hocking in 2004; a sister, Beverly Turner and two brothers, Richard and Maurice Essig. She is survived by a daughter, Julie (Rick) Flory of Louisville; 2 sons, Roy (Lynne) Comfort of East Canton and Dennis (Penny) Essig of Jackson Twp.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Pastor Karin Himstedt officiating. Calling hours will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Memory Garden.
Stier Israel Funeral Home
& cremation service
Israel Funeral Home Inc
917 E. Main Street Louisville, OH 44641
Published in The Repository from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2013