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Mary Jane Bock

December 5, 1936 ~ August 17, 2019 (age 82)

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Mary Jane Bock, 82, died August 17, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Mary Jane was born December 5, 1936 in East Palestine, a daughter of the late, James and Mable (Faulk) Foster.

Mary Jane was a 1955 graduate of East Palestine High School.

She was a homemaker, who with her husband operated the family farm for 54 years.

Mary Jane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.  She was a member of Winona Friends Church and the Columbiana County Farm Bureau.

Her husband, Frederick W. Bock Sr. , whom she married September 11, 1965, died  June 9, 2019.

She is survived by three sons, Larry (Jodie) Bock of Hanoverton, Frederick (Gayla) Bock Jr. of Salem and Adam (Ann) Bock of Salem; one sister, Hanna Paine of North Carolina; four brothers, Harry (Virginia) Foster, Butch (Karen) Foster, Tex Foster; and Jim (Becky) Foster all of East Palestine; and seven grandchildren, Andrew, Lea, Rebecca, Adrienne, Julia, Adison and Jessica.

Besides her parents and husband; two brothers, Dick and Chuck Foster; two sisters, Sally Foster, and Donna Richey; a grandson, Anderson Bock preceded her in death.


A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Winona Friends Church with Rev. Dan Hepner officiating. Calling hours will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Stark Memorial. Burial will be at North Georgetown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice, 2341 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

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August 20, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stark Memorial
1014 East State Street
Salem, OH 44460

Funeral Service
August 21, 2019

11:00 AM
Winona Friends Church
4491 Whinnery Road, PO Box 33
Winona, OH 44493


Community Hospice-Salem
2341 E. State St., Suite B, Salem OH 44460

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