Rose Kocka, 79, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Sister, was called to her eternal resting place on December 28, 2020. She entered this world on March 3, 1941 in Effingham, IL, born to John and Lillie (Matthew) Moore. She is survived by daughter Rochelle (Scott) Ruff; son Richard (Jocelyn) Gartke; grandchildren Miranda Ruff and Kayla Ruff; sister Ruth (Gary-deceased) Ratliff, sister Kathryn (Glenn) Wilde, sister Joyce (Kent) Richardson, and brother John (Kye) Moore.
She is preceeded in death by her parents and her husband Bernard Kocka; siblings brother Earl Moore; sister Lois (Wade) Riley; Juanita (Harold) Boeckel; sister Mildred (Floyd) Bracken; sister Doris Bushby; sister Marie Webb; Amy (Dick) Bell; and sister Nora (Lee) Brewer.
Rose was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, painting, music and singing. She loved Jesus, babies, her chihuahuas, being outdoors, and encouraging the people around her.
A Funeral Service for Rose will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Faith Center, 1800 S. Water St, Wilmington. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Friends are invited for a time of sharing immediately following the service. A private committal will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her late husband Bernard.
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