HOCKING, Barbara ”Gail” Bramble, 80, of Wheeling, formerly of Fairmont, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, in the Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling.
Born Jan. 16, 1921, in Evansville, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary Gootee Bramble.
She was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. Gail was a volunteer at Wheeling Hospital for over 35 years. She was an original board member of the Sisters of St. Joseph Auxiliary and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Carroll Council 504, Wheeling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles E. Bramble; two sisters, Ruth Russum and Jean Sestito.
Gail is survived by her husband, George W. Hocking; two sons, G. Michael Hocking and his wife, Joan of Wheeling and Robert R. Hocking and his wife, Michelle of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Judy A. Higgs and her husband, Harry of Parkersburg, W.Va., Jane Powell and her husband, Ray of Wheeling, Mary Beth Smith and her husband, Charles of New Concord, Ohio, and Sally Hocking of The Plains, Ohio; three sisters, Helen Teacoach of Fairmont, Mildred Folz of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lucille Hawkins of Fairmont; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.
Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling. Rosary devotions will be held with the Rev. Don Higgs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be concelebrated at St. Michael Catholic Church, at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. James Sobus and the Rev. Don Higgs as concelebrant. Entombment in Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Pogue Run Road, Wheeling, or to the Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Medical Park, Wheeling.