Tuesday, September 29, 2009




Memorial for Mary R. LaRock
Born in Middletown, Ohio on Oct. 20, 1918Died on Sep. 24, 2009 and resided in Milford, OH.

Mass of Christian Burial:
Monday, Sep. 28, 2009
Cemetery:
St. Margaret Cemetery
Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions.

Mary R. LaRock, 90, of Milford, Ohio died Thursday, September 24, 2009, at Sem Haven Health Care Center. She was born in Middletown on October 20, 1918 to parents Emrick and Mary (Osust) Orth.Mary attended St. John's and Middletown High Schools. She graduated from the nursing program at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton and did a post graduate course at Cornell University. She served as a nurse in the United States Army during World War II and later was an RN for Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York and then for the Veteran Administration Hospital in Chillicothe. She was a member of Holy Family Parish - St. John's Church, life-member of the Nursing Alumnae Association, member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and retired member of the Ohio Nurses Association. Mrs. LaRock is survived by her six children, Sister Mary K. LaRock S.S.J., Barbara (Mike) Hurff, James LaRock, John (Jill) LaRock, Thomas (Maria) LaRock and William (Missy) LaRock; her brothers, Joe (Bebe) Orth and Paul (Carol) Orth; sisters, Ann Lehman and Phyllis (Jack) Downey; sister-in-law, Shirley Orth; aunt, Katie Smith; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward LaRock in 1971; her parents; brothers, Henry Orth and John Orth; sister-in-law, Josephine Orth; and brother-in-law, Don Lehman. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, September 28, 2009 at 10:00 am at Holy Family Parish - St. John's Church, 1405 First Avenue, Middletown with Father John Civille as celebrant. Interment will be at St. Margaret Cemetery in Chillicothe.Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 1711 S. University Blvd., Middletown, OH 45044 – OR - St. Vincent dePaul Society-Hotline, c/o Holy Family Parish, 201 Clark Street, Middletown, OH 45042.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh Rel, my sincere sympathies. I haven't been blogging for a while and didn't realise.

People of her generation have seen such a lot in their lifetimes...like my own mother. In fact my mum is a year younger.

Anyway, your mother has lived such a full and interesting life and has left her mark on this planet.

RIP

7:28 AM  
Blogger willow said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family this week, Rel. Lovely tribute.

October 20 is my birthday, too.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like an amazing woman.

4:33 PM  

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