Obituary of Olive W. Hockey
BATAVIA - Olive W. Hockey, 96, of Batavia, passed away Thursday, (February 7, 2019), at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Olive was born April 25, 1922, in Watertown, a daughter of the late Oscar and Lilly (Hart) Williams.
Olive was a woman of remarkable faith and endless curiosity. Her life is an example of hospitality and compassion. For many years she was the Executive Housekeeper for the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Watertown. Gifted with diverse interests, Olive was also a veracious reader, a generous volunteer, the leader of countless Bible Studies, and a published playwright.
Olive is the wife of the late Arthur F. Hockey who passed away in 2004.
She is survived by her children, Joan (Allan) Stevens and Rev. Bill (Susan) Hockey both of Batavia; grandchildren Mark (Jennifer) Stevens of Newport News, VA, Heidi Kollarik of Oakfield, Beth (John) Schroeder, Peter (Angie) Hockey both of Troy, MI, Jonathan (Thy) Hockey of Sterling Heights, MI; great-grandchildren, Hope and Noah Kollarik, Sam and Charlie Schroeder, Jack, Alex and Eli Hockey, and Reagan Hockey.
Mrs. Hockey is preceded in death by her brothers, Lloyd and Oliver Williams.
Friends may call from 4:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday (Feb. 15, 2019) at the Northgate Free Methodist Church - North Campus, 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia. Olive's funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday (Feb. 16, 2019) also at church. Memorials in Olive's memory may be made to Northgate Free Methodist Church.
Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.