Barbara ”Gail” Bramble Hocking

January 16, 1921 - November 21, 2001

01/16/1921 - 11/21/2001

Past Services

Saturday November 24, 2001
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Monday November 26, 2001
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Monday November 26, 2001
10:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions

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.

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Carolyn Thompson
8 years ago

Dear Judy and Harry, I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.

Toni Oliver
8 years ago

Dear Judy, Harry, Don and all the family … My love and prayers are with all of you. I was saddened to read of Gail’s death – she was a great lady – she did so much for many people. I first met her when I lived at Mt. St. Joseph – that was almost 30 years ago. She now rests in the loving arms of our great God. I’m sorry that I will not be able to get to Wheeling for the funeral but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Be at peace.

Love – Toni

Jolene Nagle
8 years ago

Jane, Ray and family,

My deepest sympathy…I am sorry I was unable to be there..but you were always in my thoughts and prayers.

Jolene and Family

Patsy Bee
8 years ago

Judy, I’m very sorry about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob and Cheryl Joseph
8 years ago

Mike and family,

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in

this sad time.

Cheryl and Bob Joseph

Virginia Lyons
8 years ago

My Prayers are with you all.

Erik J. Bitterbaum
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go to all the family members.