Reta M. (LaBorde) Hockin

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Reta M. (LaBorde) Hockin, 96, DuBois, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Christ the King Manor.
Born April 19, 1921, in Home Camp, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Orvin and Catherine (Miller) LaBorde.
She married Robert J. "Bob" Hockin on June 7, 1946. He preceded her in death in November of 2002.
Reta attended Home Camp School and was a lifelong resident of the DuBois area. She was a devoted mother and homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. Her hobbies included quilting, canning and baking. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Platt, DuBois, Janet Matson (Ron Statler), DuBois, Mrs. Tim (Charlene) Stanton, Rockton, and Diane Samuels, Heathrow, Florida; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Wava (Deen) Oakes, Pittsburgh.
In addition to her parents and husband, Reta was preceded in passing by seven sisters: Grace Hollopeter, Josephine Zimmerman, Audrey Hobbs, Veda Dempsey, Betty Heilbrun, and two infant sisters, Esther and Bernice LaBorde; and seven brothers: Merle "Pete," James, Harry "Dan," Kenneth "Pat," William and Fonne LaBorde, and an infant brother, Orvin LaBorde.
Friends and family will be received Thursday, Aug. 10, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 11, from 9-10 a.m. at the Adamson Funeral Chapel, Inc. A funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Ron Biddle officiating. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Christ the King Manor/Home Support, 1100 W. Long Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.
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1312 Chestnut Avenue
DuBois, PA 15801
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Published in The Courier Express from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2017