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Ruth Evelyn Hock

Obituary for Ruth Evelyn Hock

February 10, 1932 - July 9, 2017
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 85


Ruth "Ruthie" Evelyn Hock

Age 85, passed away peacefully on July 9th, 2017 at Franciscan Health, Indianapolis. Ruthie and her husband, Donald E. Hock, recently returned to Greenwood, Indiana. They retired in 2002 - living in Parrish, Florida.

Ruthie graduated from St. Mary's Academy, Indianapolis, IN in 1950.
She entered the convent to become a nun in The Order of St. Francis of Oldenburg, Indiana. She obtained a bachelor degree in education from Marian College and a master's degree from Eastern Michigan University. She taught in various parochial schools in Indianapolis till the early 70's.

In 1973, Ruth decided to leave the convent and obtain a teaching position at IPS, where she taught until 1996.

She met Don and were married in 1997. They spent 19 wonderful years together. While in Florida, she became very active in the Community of the Gardens a 55 plus community. She joined the Red Hatters and helped organize many social events in the gardens.

On numerous occasions she expressed that the good Lord had blessed her with many gifts. She inherited a large family, 4 step-sons, The Very Rev. Fr. Don Hock (Margaret), Michael Hock (Elaine), Timothy Hock (Sandra) and Gerald Hock (Caroline), 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Schneider, Betty Foley, Patty Bailey and a brother, Michael Rafterty.
Surviving sisters, Carolyn Shelby and Margaret Havlin.

She is on eagle's wing with the lord in paradise.
Visitation will be 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 18th at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church 335 S. Meridian St, Greenwood with a Funeral Mass 1:00 pm.

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