Carol (Little) Rockwell

Born: Thu., Aug. 6, 1931
Died: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 03, 2018
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Feb. 03, 2018
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

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Carol (Little) Rockwell, 86, of Canton, PA passed away Monday afternoon January 29, 2018 at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital while surrounded by loved ones.

Carol was born August 6, 1931 in Hillsgrove, PA, a daughter of the late Otto and Marian (Rightmire) Little and step mother, Mariam Little.  She was a 1949 graduate of Benton High School.  Carol attended Lycoming College in Williamsport and graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelors degree in Education.  She was married to James H. Rockwell for 63 years before his passing on Apr. 17, 2017.

Carol owned and operated a fabric shop in Canton for several years.  She made beautiful quilts and enjoyed knitting and reading.  Carol was a very knowledgeable person who enjoyed many interests.  She was a big fan of Fox News and always appreciated a good discussion about politics.  She loved to play tennis; Carol and Jim would regularly play tennis in Williamsport during the winters.  They were also able to travel extensively, especially enjoying river cruises.

Surviving are her three sons; Steve Rockwell, Phil (Johanne) Rockwell and David (Linda) Rockwell all of Canton;  nine grandchildren, Stephanie (Greg) Whitaker of Elizabethtown, KY and Martin Rockwell of Canton; April (Matt) Bispack of Macungie, PA, Shannon Seitzer of Montoursville, Sarah Rockwell of Lakeland, FL and Luke (Sarah) Rockwell of Breiningsville, PA; Nick Rockwell of Canton, Jackie (Dustin) Harper of Granville Summit and Matt (Amanda) Rockwell of Canton; also 21great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; two siblings, Miles Little of Benton and Ruth Clark of Virginia; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles Rockwell of Canton and Jane Palmeter of Metuchen, NJ, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her devoted husband Jim, she was predeceased by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Esther Little, James Clark, Carol R. Rockwell, Saxton Palmeter and Martin Varney (Helen) Rockwell.

Calling hours are 2 – 3 P.M. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral and committal services at 3 P.M.  Burial will follow in Park Cemetery.  Those who wish may consider a donation in Mrs. Rockwell’s memory benefiting the library for the blind and physically handicapped:  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at Leonard C. Staisey Bldg., 4724 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1389.
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Bob & Ruth Palmer Canton Pa
   Posted Wed January 31, 2018
Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time with the deepest of sympathy.

Daryl Vermilya
   Posted Wed January 31, 2018
My sincere thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Carol was such a wonderful lady whom I am very grateful to of known. I enjoyed so much our many many games of tennis and conversations down at the pool in the earlier years. Carol & Carol were very tough competition in doubles and if truth were to be known, they probably defeated us more than we did them. May the family find comfort in all the great memories she has given them and to all that knew her. Thinking of you! She will be missed..

   Posted Thu February 01, 2018

Sharon W. May
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
My condolences to the Carol Rockwell family. Carol was a great lady. I always enjoyed Jim and Carol when they came to the Milky Way. You are in my prayers.

Cindy Findley
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018

In The Garden by Stulls was sent by Kay Lewis Coppock.

With sympathy and lots of love, Cousin Kay and Family

Richard & Judith (Osipovitch) Kelley
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018
To the Rockwell Family:
Our sincere sympathy at the passing of your mom...she was a special lady and will be well remembered....and yet we have lost another E. Union St. neighbor...and a loss to our town of Canton. Thinking of you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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