Bernadine M. Rocker 1935 - 2009 Goodyear, Ariz.
A memorial Mass for Bernadine M. Rocker, 74, Goodyear, Ariz., will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
She died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at her home.
She was born May 20, 1935, in Greeley, the daughter of Oscar and Rose Setter. She was a former Lawrence resident.
She was a homemaker and worked many years for the Lawrence Housing Authority. She enjoyed the time she spent with the residents of Babcock Place.
She married Eugene C. “Gene” Rocker on Feb. 5, 1955, in Greeley. He died May 24, 1999.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Setter.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen R. Salomon, Goodyear; two sons, Bryan J. Rocker, Maineville, Ohio, and Joseph D. Rocker, Lawrence; three sisters, Irene Gellhaus, Greeley, Rita Kipper, Richmond, and Etta Egidy, Greeley; three grandchildren, Zachary R. Salomon, Dustyn D. Polk, and Traci E. Harriman; and four great-grandchildren, Sebastion and Jonathan Seeley, Hanna R. Sanders and Kristen J. Harriman.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Rocker.