Marie V. Accoe Bokon
April 6, 1917 - Feb. 18, 2008
SOUTH BEND - Marie V. Bokon, 90, of Moline, Illinois, formerly of South Bend, passed away at 9:22 PM on Monday, February 18, in Trinity Hospital, Rock Island, IL. Marie was born on April 6, 1917, in Mishawaka, as the daughter of Achiel E. and Rosalie (Lootens) Accoe.
On July 2, 1938, in South Bend, as Marie Accoe, she married Joseph L. Bokon, who preceded her in death on September 11, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Surviving Marie are her son, Joseph L. (Emma) Bokon III of South Bend; two daughters, Mary Jo (Sidney) Sheets of Moline, IL, and Patricia (Danny) Glassburn of Loveland, CO; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Evelyn Van Puyvelde of Moline, IL, and two brothers, George Accoe of Wakarusa, IN, and Richard Accoe of Dowagiac, MI.
Marie was a member of the former Stephens Catholic Church in South Bend and the St. Theresa Association. Family and friends may call from 3 to 7 PM on Thursday February 21, in the Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka, where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in St. Bavo's Catholic Church, 511 W. 7th Street, Mishawaka, with Rev. Barry England officiating. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. To share memories or condolences with the family, please go to the Hahn Funeral Home website, www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.
Published in the South Bend Tribune on 2/21/2008.