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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