Regina E. Hockenberry, 92

OCT. 17, 1919-DEC. 17, 2011

December 19, 2011

Mrs. Regina Elizabeth (Rupp) Hockenberry, 92, of Waynesboro, died at 5:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in her home with her loving family around her.

Born Oct. 17, 1919, in Williamsport, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry E. Rupp Sr. and Olive M. (McClanathan) Rupp. She lived her early life in the Williamsport area.

Mrs. Hockenberry and her husband, the late Raphael Benedict “Ray” Hockenberry, were married May 1, 1937. Mr. Hockenberry passed away Dec. 29, 2006.

She was employed by Hess Manufacturing Co., doing work for the Harold Hess family for more than 23 years, retiring in August 1974.

Mrs. Hockenberry was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Waynesboro.

She was also a member of South Chapter 2977 AARP and the National AARP.

She is survived by three daughters, Shirley L. Whittington, husband, William, of Waynesboro, Sonja Ann Stine, husband, Allen, of Waynesboro, and Dixie J. Lushbaugh, husband, Ronald, of Hagerstown, Md.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Anderson and Beverly Banchoff, both of Williamsport; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, John R. Whittington; two sisters, Frances M. Hawbecker and Hazel Faye Rupp; and one brother, Harry E. “Junior” Rupp Jr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. John Bateman and the Rev. William Kauffman as co-celebrants. Burial will follow in St. Andrew Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour before services Friday morning in the church.  

The family requests the omission of flowers. Contributions may be made to Saint Andrew Catholic School, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.      

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

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