Maryanna Endsley Springer Rockey

Tributes~Maryanna Endsley Springer Rockey

Maryanna Endsley Springer Rockey
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Date of Birth: 
December 12 1929
Date of Death: 
July 17 2015

ROCKEY, MARYANNA ENDSLEY SPRINGER, age 85, of Sanford FL passed away on July 17, 2015. Born in Uniontown, PA, she moved to Sanford as a teenager and graduated from Seminole High School. Maryanna fell in love with her best friend Stan Rockey. They married June 24, 1949 and were together 66 years until Stan passed this February.

Maryanna and Stan lived in Miami, Jacksonville, and then settled down in Gainesville for 16 years where she was a stay at home mom until her three children were school age. She was employed as a metermaid for the City of Gainesville. After being recruited by the University of Florida, she was very proud to become their first female Police Officer. Maryanna enjoyed spending time with her family camping, water skiing and hunting. Returning to Sanford after retiring she loved babysitting her grandchildren, baking and crafting. She was a supportive wife who accompanied Stan to many functions with the Bahia Shrine Club, Lions Club and Sanford Elks Club. She was a member of the Westview Baptist Church, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Sally Harrison Chapter for over 40 years, a 26 year member of The Ladies' Oriental Shrine of N. American, member of the Sanford Historical Society and a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police "Gator Lodge #67.”

Maryanna is survived by her children Pat Rockey and wife Kim, Debbie McGuire and Marilyn Van Winkle and husband Benny; grandchildren David Fritts and wife Kelly, Tyler Rockey and wife Lauren, Will Rockey and Robby Van Winkle; and her first great grandchild Harper Rockey and Jocelyn Van Winkle due in November.

A Memorial Service will be Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Westview Baptist Church, 4100 County Road 46A, Sanford, FL 32771, Pastor Bill Coffman, officiating. Private family inurnment.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in her memory to Vitas Hospice, ATTN: Jillian Madson, 2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100, Maitland FL 32751.

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Place of Birth: 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Death: 
Sanford, Florida, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Sanford, Florida, United States

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