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Estaline W. Cockerill - June 12, 2011


Estaline W. Cockerill, 87, of Hutchinson, Kan., formerly of Scott City, Kan. died June 12, 2011 at Hospice House in Hutchinson.
She was born Dec. 25, 1923 at Henderson, Neb., the daughter of Peter F. and Marie Wiebe Huebert. She was a homemaker and farm wife, living most of her life near Grant, Neb., where she and her husband farmed. She had previously taught school in a one-room school near Grant and later moved to California and worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” at an airplane assembly plant. After the war, she returned to Grant.
She was a 1942 graduate of Perkins County High School at Grant, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
She married Delmar F. Cockerill on Feb. 11, 1945 in Fresno, Calif. He died June 27, 1998.
Survivors include a son, Dick Cockerill and wife Kim of Hutchinson; three grandsons, Trevor and wife Kristy Cockerill of Olathe, Kan., Seth and wife Cassandra Cockerill of Grant and Casey and wife Becky Cockerill of North Platte, Neb.; two granddaughters, Meisha and husband Sam Jossie of Wichita, Kan., and Krista and husband Daniel Moore of Provo, Utah; a grandson-in-law Lee LeVasseur, Pretty Prairie, Kan.; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Gary Cockerill; a grandson, Justin Cockerill; a granddaughter, Tonia LeVasseur; a brother, Warren Huebert; and two sisters, Alene Langston and Jane Lowen.
Graveside services will be held 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Fairview Cemetery in Grant.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Estaline W. Cockerill Memorial Fund, sent in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Friends may visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a condolence for the family.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant is in charge of local arrangements.