Ruby Alberta (Hockman) Grossnickle

Born: Thu., Aug. 28, 1919
Died: Mon., Mar. 2, 2015


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 06, 2015
Location: Pleasant View Church of The Brethren

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Mar. 06, 2015
Location: Pleasant View Church of The Brethren

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Mrs. Ruby Alberta Hockman Grossnickle, 95, Burkittsville died Monday, March 2. She was the wife of Maurice Edward Grossnickle who died March 5, 2000.

Born in Hoy, WV on August 28, 1919 she was a daughter of the late Alva Mack and Virginia Elizabeth Holtzman Hockman. After receiving her education at Bridgewater College and Shepherd University, she taught at Parkway Elementary School and retired from there in 1980. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. She was a lifetime active member of the Church of the Brethren having joined at Tearcoat near Augusta, WV then transferring to the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren. During her life, she served along with her husband in many capacities of the church.

She is survived by her son Rene' Roxy Grossnickle, Burkittsville, her son-in-law, Wayne Haupt, Burkittsville five grandchildren, Sherri Duvall, Jefferson, Byron Haupt and wife Robin, Keyser, WV; Roxy Grossnickle and wife Joelle, Knoxville, John Grossnickle and wife Jacquelyn, Jefferson, Keri Grossnickle, Burkittsville and six great-grandchildren, Sean Duvall, Jefferson, Katelyn and Daniel Haupt - Keyser, WV; Alayna, Ethan and Weston Grossnickle, Knoxville. Also survived is one sister, Vivian Vance, Winchester, VA and one brother, Roxy Hockman and wife Donna, Germantown , TN as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Nancy Jo Haupt and brothers James, Duane, and William Hockman

. Funeral services will be held 2 PM on Friday March 6 from Pleasant View Church of the Brethren near Burkittsville. The family will receive friends on Friday at the church one hour prior to the service. Rev. Tim May will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater College, 402 E. College St., Bridgewater, VA 22812

Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown is in charge of arrangements.

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Teri Hockman Clark and family
   Posted Fri March 06, 2015
Rene and family - I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Ruby's passing. I have many fond memories of times and conversations with her. I had made arrangements to get up to Maryland for the service, but Mother Nature is thwarting those plans with snow, making it impossible to even get out of my neighborhood. Please know that I am there with your family in thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you all again this summer and that our generation keeps up the tradition of the family reunions. Take care and hugs to all.
Teri, Brad, and family

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