Gloria J. Bockelman
Gloria J. Bockelman, 81, St. Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born September 9, 1930 to William Laton and Annabeth (Lewis) Stricklen in St. Joseph. Gloria remained a lifelong resident.
She married Albert Eugene “Gene” Bockelman July 11, 1949.
Mrs. Bockelman was a homemaker and had worked for Shultz Photography.
She was a very active and outspoken Mom who was involved with her children and grandchildren in Scouts, sports, and all events in which they participated. Gloria was a member of the Lafayette High School Booster Club and an avid Missouri Tiger fan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sons, Gary Bockelman and Keith Bockelman.
Survivors: four grandchildren, Lucas Bockelman, Olathe, Kansas, Bryce Bockelman, Sacramento, California, Andy Bockelman, Craig, Colorado and Karli Bockelman, Craig, Colorado; daughter-in-law,Carrie, St. Joseph; niece, Pam Hunt; and close friend, Meg McMurray, St. Joseph.
Services: 10:00 A.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family will receive friends 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The Family suggests memorial gifts to Lafayette High School Booster Club.