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Stocks, 'Theo'

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HASTINGS - Theodocia "Theo" A. Stocks, 82, of Hastings died Friday Nov. 18, 2011, at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare in Hastings.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. The Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey will officiate.

A private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Stocks was born June 5, 1929, at Fredrick, Okla., to William Claude and China Ann (Duval) Gifford.

Survivors of her immediate family include her husband, W. Guy Stocks of Hastings; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Steven Schafer of Lincoln, Chyna and Stephen Hayes of Grand Island, Jane and Bill Goble of Topeka, Kan., and Alyce and Dean Mosier of Hastings; a sister, Violet Ann Holder of El Paso, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, W.C. and Loalee Gifford of Wichita, Kan.; and a sister-in-law, Zella Gifford of Weatherford, Okla.

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 10 great-


Theo married W. Guy Stocks on Jan. 30, 1948, in Clinton, Okla. They made their home in Oklahoma and had four daughters. They moved to Hastings in 1964 and Theo worked at JCPenny's, J.M. McDonald and the Hastings High School library.

She loved to play bridge, cook, read, paint and garden. Her family was the focus of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dean Gifford.

Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Hastings Public Library.

Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.

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