Archive for Thursday, October 19, 2006

Georgia Wilma Rockhold

October 19, 2006


Funeral services for Wilma Rockhold, 91, Baldwin City, will be at 10 a.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Rockhold died Oct. 16, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 13, 1914, at Climax, the daughter of Abraham and Rose Crawford Needels. She has been a resident of Douglas County for 81 years.

She married George Marion Rockhold Feb. 20, 1931, at Topeka. He died Oct. 24, 1997.

Survivors include four sons, Walter and Leonard, Baldwin City, Glenn, Oklahoma, and Bob, Topeka; two daughters, Helen Hapes, Odessa, Mo., and Betty Lawrenz, Eudora; a brother, Bob Needles, Baldwin City; 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Gurley, and a son, LaVern.

Burial will be a Vinland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Condolences may be sent to

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