Mary Kathryn Rock

March 13, 1936 ‒ May 10, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Mary Kathryn (Griffith) Rock, age 81, was reunited with her husband Allan Harold Rock on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. She was born on March 13, 1936 the daughter of Dwight and Glenna (Riggenbaugh) Griffith. Mary and Allan were married on January 6, 1959.

Mary was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church. A registered dietician, she was the food service supervisor for Mount Vernon City Schools. She also worked as a dietician for both Knox and Morrow Counties and for WIC of Knox County. Mary also served as a volunteer for Hospice of Knox County.

She is survived by her children; Byron (Jill) Rock, Debbie Rock, Glenda (Chuck) Blakely, Rodney (Tammy) Rock and Gregory (Darla) Rock; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Allan Harold Rock.

Friends may call on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 where a memorial service will begin at 12 p.m. Rev. Richard Hasley will be officiating. The family will observe a private graveside service.

Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, Camp Hope or the Fredericktown assisted lunch program and can be mailed to the funeral home or left at the service.

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  • My heart goes out to the Rock Family.
    Many special memories from years gone by.
    Mary & Allan left behind a great legacy to carry on.. May everyone have peace in this time of transition, for we are never really prepared to say goodbye. A fine lady!

  • We are so sorry for the loss of Mary. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

    The Clift Family

  • So sorry to the ,Family of Mary! Thinking of all of you! You have our deepest Sympathy!

  • It took me a few years to win Mary and Allan over because I might have been a bit wild!? Once they learned who my grandpa was, it was much better. Mary and Allan were like my psuedo parents for a long….long time. Mary was a great peron. We shared with her many stories late in life that we could never tell her at the time and she enjoyed the stories. I will miss her.

  • To the Rock Family,
    My prayers are with you all I have so many memories from all the years we were friends We had many good times and many laughs and a few tears. Mary will be missed by many.
    Bev. and Skip

  • We are sending our deepest sympathy to the Rock family. Although we didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Mary very well, we were glad to have been introduced to her several times, and know what good friends she and Al were to Don and Sally Melick. So very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Please accept the condolences of the cooks at Mount Vernon City Schools. Mary served our community well and left us a fine lunch program that served the Mount Vernon City Schools well.

  • To the family, so very sorry for the loss of your loved one, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow. God bless you.

  • Soo sorry for your loss. Mary was my classmate and was always a special, kind, smiling, gentle person to be around. Mother’s Day will be especially difficult this year, but you can have peace in knowing she touched so many lives in a positive, caring way. Prayers and hugs to you–most of you I had in school and I know she leaves a wonderful legacy. Luv ya



  • So sorry for your loss of Mary. I worked with her many years ago as part of the school system. After her retirement, she was a hospice volunteer. She would come to my house to look after my mom at least once a week so I could have a couple of hours to myself. She is one of the reasons that I aspire to be a hospice volunteer when I retire.

  • I got to know Mary in high school when we rode the same school bus. We reconnected a few years later when I worked as a photographer. I think I photographed for the family several times, and later I connected with Mary in various ways in the community. She was a dedicated and professional worker. Wish the world had more like her. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, I’m sure. Very sorry to see her go. Mary was in the graduating class behind mine at good ole FHS too many years ago!

  • Dear Sweet Mary… You are so missed.
    Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven.” Your smile and good works will always be remembered. You touched so many people and brought sunshine into their lives. I love you, thanks for being my friend.

  • To the Rock Family,
    Your parents were such wonderful people and I feel so lucky to have spent lots of time with your whole family. I have many memories of Mary and will always remember her for her kind and caring way and her subtle humor. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to all of you and wish I could be there to personally share my condolences. Please celebrate the life and legacy of Al and Mary. Love to all.
    Cindy Dohn Schaefering

  • So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Good times and thoughts to the Rock family sorry for your loss. I remember Mary signed a card the ROCKS AND THE PEBBLES. What a great gift of humor. Well be missed. Diane Huber BLUFFTON OHIO

  • I have fond memories of Mary because she was one of my 4-H advisors for I don’t how many years. She taught me to cook! Blessings to your whole family as you go through this difficult time.

  • Our memories of Mary are many. Such a good Grange member, a great part of our family through church and a wonderful neighbor. Our hearts go out to the family and may God be with you.
    Mary and John Beutel

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Mary was my 4-H advisor and a wonderful role model. Sweet, loving, kind … words that help describe Mary. Al and Mary were great people and “neighbors” across the creek! Hugs and love.

  • To Rod and the entire Rock Family. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  • Praying and thinking of The Rock family. I have wonderful memories of spending a lot of time at the Rock home. I was always welcomed by Mary, even when I overstayed my visit by a few weeks! I loved spending time at the farm. Al and Mary have left a legacy in their children that will carry on The Rock love for many years. Love to all
    Diana Haldeman Shaffer

  • Marv and I are sorry we will not be able to join you for your mother’s memorial service. As other “older” people, we have health issues and do not travel too far. We are sending a memorial gift to the funeral home to be given to the church in memory of your mother. You all are in our prayers and thoughts.


    Marv and Mary Jane

  • Thank you for sharing your mother with others as she faithfully served as a volunteer for Hospice of Knox County. Her life mattered to many.
    The Friends Board of Hospice of Knox County

  • To the Rock Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time.
    Mike and Laura Saffell Spencer

  • Dear Byron, Rodney, and family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss, and know that any words said right now will not seem to help. Concentrate on the memories for they will help ease the hurt.

    Steve and Patti Kollas

  • Deepest sympathies to the Rock family. Many wonderful memories were made with the Rock family. Thoughts & Prayers for all of you.

  • Our hearts are saddened at the loss of this amazing lady. Mary was always welcoming and kind hearted to us when we visited .
    Our sincere condolences to the Rock family.
    God Bless

    The Kurrus Family
    Dale, Lisa
    Megan, Shane and Oliver