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November 23, 1955 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Marilyn Mae Hockenberry, 66, of Carbondale, KS passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022 at the University of Kansas Medical Center St. Francis Campus, Topeka, KS. She was born November 23, 1955 at Topeka, KS the daughter of Thomas Allen Garner, Jr. and Norma Jean (Black) Garner.
Marilyn grew up in Carbondale area and lived there most of her life. She attended Santa Fe Trail Schools in her youth.
She was an Account Specialist for thirty five years for the State of Kansas in the Department of Revenue.
Marilyn loved cooking for her family. She spent hours watching the Food Network to find just the right meal for them and then loved experimenting on them with her new dishes. It was really just a loving way to get them all over to be together. Being together with her family was her favorite thing in the world. Catching up on everyone’s busy life and see the kids and grandkids was such a joy to her. She loved talking to her sisters on the phone and keeping up on their lives. When she was able she was always tending to her yard with her Jeff Gordon mower or taking care of her garden and plants that she cared for inside and outside of her house. She was especially fond of her roses that she spent many loving hours caring for to keep them looking beautiful. Above all things, Marilyn loved her family dearly and will be missed by them.
On November 1, 1988, Marilyn was united in marriage to Kenneth Hockenberry at Shawnee County Courthouse, Topeka, KS. They shared thirty-three-nine years of loving marriage
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Kenneth Hockenberry, Carbondale, KS; two sons, Brian Gardner, Carbondale, KS, Doug Hockenberry and his wife, Haven, Overbrook, KS; daughter, Ashley Tipping and her husband Travis, Osage City, KS; two sisters, Martha Diane Warren and her husband, Don, Oklahoma City, OK, Kathleen Faye Dabney, Carbondale, KS; three brothers, Thomas Allen Garner, III and his wife, Anne, Bardstown, KY, Charles Eugene Garner, Osage City, KS, Robert Lee Garner and his wife, Ann, Harveyville, KS; and three grandchildren, Malcolm, Rileigh, and Locklynn.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Connie O’Hara; brother, David Garner; and a son Corey Hockenberry.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com or Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524.