Ruth Hocker, 91 of Pleasant Hill, Missouri passed away December 30, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Nursing & Rehab in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:00 am in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. Friends are welcome to attend, but masks are encouraged and social distancing should be observed. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Ruth Alma Hocker was born May 27, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Eva Gillette Melchert. Ruth was united in marriage to Richard Hocker and to this union five children were born. Ruth and Richard lived and raised their family in Archie, Missouri.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, son Terry Hocker, daughter Linda Laughlin, along with ten brothers and one sister. She is survived by her son Ronald Hocker and wife Linda, son Larry Hocker and with Phyllis, son Charles Hocker and wife Cheryl, son-in-law Dennis Laughlin, daughter-in-law Pam Hocker, and by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.