A graveside service for Kathleen Stockwell will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Mich.

Mrs. Stockwell died Nov. 9, 2017. She was born Feb. 27, 1919, in Jackson, Mich., the daughter of Lloyd J. Lockwood and Gertrude (Gregory) Lockwood.

She grew up in Ann Arbor and attended Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Mrs. Stockwell became a high school English teacher; her first teaching assignment was in Hartford, Mich., where she met and married her husband, Roy A. Stockwell Jr.

They married June 4, 1943, and moved to Chicago, where Roy taught as a civilian in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

After the war, they moved to Bensenville, Ill., and Mrs. Stockwell was an elementary teacher in the Bensenville School District teaching fourth and sixth grades. Her husband, Roy, worked as a radio operator with the Illinois State Police for 25 years.

They retired in 1974 and returned to Hartford. Roy died in 1983, and Mrs. Stockwell remained in Hartford until she moved to Harker Heights and then Temple to live near her daughter, Shirley Best.

Mrs. Stockwell had strong faith in Christ and was very active in the Hartford Federated Church. She was loved by many people. Mrs. Stockwell was well known for her helping hand, her sense of humor, a sweet personality and her ready smile. She loved to read, sew, knit, paint and garden.

Mrs. Stockwell is survived by one daughter, Shirley Best and a son-in-law, Louis Best, of Harker Heights; a grandson, Philip Best, of St. Louis; a granddaughter, Deborah Best, of St. Louis; four great-grandchildren; and many cousins and friends.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of local arrangements.

Offer condolences at www.crawfordbowers.org.

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