NellLouise Hocker Palen, 85, formerly of Owensboro, Kentucky, of 2803 Bitterswettane, in Louisville, Kentucky died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Baptist Northeast Hospital. She was one of the first licensed kindergarthen teachers in Kentucky, teaching on Owen Court in Owensboro, Kentucky. She was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and Hurstborne Baptist Church of Louisville and the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents Jesse Baucum and Ruth Faith Baucum and her husband Wall Lou Hocker, February 19, 1971. Survivors include her sons, Steve Hocker and his wife, Bonnie of LaGrange, Kentucky and David Hocker and his wife, Sonya of Texas. Services will be held at 11:00am. Saturday, May 27, 2006 at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home. Visitation is from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Friday and 9:00 to 11:00am. on Saturday at the funeral home. Reverend Jeff Hendricks will be officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.

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