Mary E. Stockton 92, of New Carlisle, formerly of South Bend, passed away at Hamilton Grove Nursing Center, on Friday, March 4th after an extended illness.
She was born February 16, 1924 in Tompkinsville, KY to the late William and Lilly (Spears) Shaw.
On April 7, 1945 in Tompkinsville, KY she married Robert V. Stockton who preceded her in death on December 11, 1979. She was also preceded in death by her son Roger W. Stockton, on October 18, 2013 and a great granddaughter, Samatha Stockton, and also three sisters and six brothers.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Rita F. (Bob) Quinn of South Bend, IN and two sons, Eagle R. (Joyce) Stockton of Peoria, AZ and Veachel W. (Donna) Stockton, Sr. of Mishawaka, IN. Also surviving are twelve loving grandchildren; Michelle, Michael, Veachel, Jr., Marie, Angela, Chrissy, Robbie, Christopher, Mark, Scott, Kelly and Kevin: and sixteen great-grandchildren and six great great- grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her brother, Cleburn Shaw of Tompkinsville, KY.
Mary retired from UniRoyal in June 1988 after thirty years of service.
She loved cooking, gardening, quilting, being with friends for weekly outings and being with her grandchildren whom she loved and cherished. She was a devoted Christian and loved her church and her church family.
Do not ask me to remember,
Don’t try to make me understand.
Let me rest and know you’re with me,
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.
I’m confused beyond your concept,
I’m sad and sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you,
To be with me at all costs.
Do not lose your patience with me,
Do not scold or curse or cry
I can’t help the way I’m acting
I can’t be different though I try.
Just remember that I need you,
That the best of me is gone.
Please don’t fail to stand beside me,
Love me till my life is done.
There will be no visitation or services, with burial to be private at Southlawn Cemetery.
The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” handled arrangements, extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Stockton family.
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