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Bock, Merry Bernice

d. May 26, 2010

Merry Bernice Bock, age 88, of Springfield, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2010.
Daughter – Melanie Bock of Chatham
Granddaughter : Tabitha of Chatham
Brother-in-law : George Bock
Sister-in-law – Betty Ann Bock
6 Nieces and 6 Nephews
9 Great Nephews and 8 Great Nieces
5 Great :Great Nephews
2 Great- Great Nieces

Mrs. Bock was born December 25, 1921 in Springfield, the daughter of William Benjamin and Eulah Alice Rouse Hurt. She married Lawrence Bock on October 22, 1950 at the First Christian Church in Springfield. Lawrence preceded her in death on July 30, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her sister Martha Elise Woods, brother in-law Charles Woods, Jr., sister-in-law Loretta Bock and brother-in-law William Bock.

Mrs. Bock went to Pleasant Hill School, graduated from Lanphier High School in 1941 and was a graduate of Brown’s Business College.

She was employed by the Sangamo Electric Co., State of Illinois Public Health Dept. and office associate for Pediatrician, Dr. Mack. She then worked as an Executive Secretary/Medical Assistant for the surgeons Dr. John G. Meyer and Dr. Ford Van Hagen. Mrs. Bock retired in 1983 after working at Andrew McFarland Mental Health Center as a Medical Records Assistant.
Mrs. Bock was a member of Grace Bible Chapel, Medical Assistants Association, Home Extension Association (Sangamon/Menard Unit), and past President Christian & Professional Business Women Association.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 11:00 until time of funeral service at 12:30 at the Grace Bible Chapel near Rochester.

Pastor Thomas Shirley officiating
Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.
Memorials can be made to the Animal Protective League.


  1. Melanie,

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. It has been a lot of years since I saw her. I remember going to your house when you were our sitter and talking with her. She was a very sweet lady.

    You and Tabitha are in my thoughts.

  2. I wish I could get to the visitation or funeral, but the House and Senate are in session, hopefully to pass a budget?? I know the three of you were tight, and that this is going to be a rough transition for you. I lost Mom almost two years ago and still feel the pain. But she accepted Christ two weeks before she died, so I have this great dream of her in Heaven, waiting by the river. All my best to the both of you. You will always be my favorite part of the C.A. days, for your friendship and caring. If you need me, call…827-6912.

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