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Michael Rock

Michael D. Rock, 57, of Topeka, a former Herington resident, died Nov. 23 at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.

Born Jan. 12, 1953, in Herington, to Cecil D. and Shirley A. (Gillispie) Rock, he was a self-employed contractor, specializing in repairing homes and apartments.

His father died Aug. 21 and an infant daughter, Threasa Lucille died Feb. 9, 1976.

Survivors include his mother, Shirley; three sisters, Denise Welsh of Raytown, Mo., Marcella Vega of Kansas City, Mo., and Tina Novak of Hillsboro; a brother, Raymond Rock of Ottawa; three daughters, Roberta, Toby, and Marchell; a son, Donnie Ray; and five grandchildren.

Services were Monday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Herington Chapel. The Rev. Troy Slater officiated.

Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Memorials are the donors’ choice in care of the funeral home, 404 S Broadway St, Herington KS 67449-3038.

Last modified Dec. 2, 2010

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