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Obituary for Mary Ann Sokol

Mary Ann Sokol, 81 of Indiana passed away Friday, June 30, 2023 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Born March 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Margaret (Popovich) Wisniewski. She was the wife of John J. Sokol whom she married July 25, 1964.

Mary Ann was a graduate of the Mount Aloysius High School, and later received her bachelor’s degree from Mercy College in Detroit, Michigan. She then perused her masters equivalent in Special Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Mary Ann worked for United Elementary in Brush Valley and IU-28 in Indiana before retiring from East Pike Elementary in 2002 ending a teaching career of 38 years.

She loved traveling to see her grandchildren in Florida, vacationing at the family beach house in South Carolina and reflecting over her many years as a teacher.

She was a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church and of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 59 years, John J. Sokol, of Indiana. Also survived by her daughters: Maria C. Dixon (David) of Reynoldsville; Margaret Ann “Maggie” Rogers (Rob) of Tampa, FL, her grandchildren: Christopher “CJ” Conners (Janine); Jacquelyn “Jackie” Conners-Kirsch (Erin); John “Jack” Rogers and Jacob Rogers. She is also remembered by her brother: John “Jack” Wisniewski (Bonnie) of Carnegie and by a nephew and many cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amanda Conners.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home & Crematory, 965 Philadelphia St., Indiana. The Catholic Daughters will pray the rosary at 5:30 PM and all are welcome to pray with them. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 11:00 AM at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, Indiana. Rev. Paul Dressler, OFM Cap., celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at: PO Box 22324 New York, NY 10087.

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