|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1914|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 2011|
Inez Birdie (Yoder) Hockett, 96, formerly of Norwich, Kansas, passed away Friday, June 17, 2011 in Newton, KS at the home of her son Evan and wife, Joyce, where she had resided since November 2010.
Inez was born July 28, 1914 in Manchester, OK, to Martin and Mary Anna (Butz) Yoder. Her family moved to Harper, Ks when she was 12 years old. She attended Hesston Bible School & College, graduating in 1936. Following that, she earned her Teacher's Certificate from Emporia teachers College and taught elementary schools in Attica and Norwich, Ks for 13 years. After raising her family, Inez returned to work outside the home at Lear Jet/Cessna Aircraft in Wichita.
Inez married Ira Hockett on May 28, 1944, and they made their home in Norwich. He preceded her in death in 1991. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sue Hockett Fields; parents; three sisters: Mable Yoder, Betty Eshnaur, Martha Schmidt; and two brothers, Reuben & Paul Marvin Yoder.
She was a member of the Norwich United Methodist Church.
Inez is survived by son Evan Hockett and wife Joyce of Newton, Kansas, grandchildren, Amy Suits, Scott Fields, Richard Fields, Jennifer Meyer, Matthew Hockett, Angelica Hockett, Ana Hockett, and Crystal Hockett, eight great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family appreciates you joining them in celebrating Inez's earthly life, her final journey to the arms of her heavenly father, and a reunion with her loved ones who preceded her in death .
Funeral service was held 11 a.m., Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Norwich United Methodist Church and interment at the Upchurch Cemetery.
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Record added: Jun 20, 2011
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