My deepest condolences to the family. I did not know all of you but I did have the pleasure of meeting Matt when he would come visit his mom. Mary was a unique lady even as she struggled with her back pain and dementia. One particular Sunday afternoon Mary was in the sitting room looking out the window. All of a sudden I heard her knocking on the widow which was unusual for her. I looked out the window and there was Matt. I knew at that moment she had a minute of clarity and had recognized him. He also knew it too. That will always be how I remember Mary.
Bobby, Mark, Matt, Mike, Mitch, my words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss! I love all of you! Mary was like a 2nd mom to me and my brothers when we were growing up. We always had so much fun when our parents got together. Mary was always a happy, laughing joy to be around, and that’s how I will always remember her. My thoughts and prayers are with ya’ll and your families. Smile on and let your light shine Mary!
My thought and prayers go out to family. I have cared for Mary off and on since her first day at our facility. To be her nurse was always interesting and was never a dull moment . My heart goes out to Mark, Matt, Michael and Michel. She will be forever missed. It was an honor to be one of her nurses.
Tracy Poole LPN
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Mary Lucille (Mortzfeldt) Brockey, 78, of Evansville, IN passed away April 5, 2019 at North Park Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family and caring staff.
She was born in Cumberland, Maryland on April 20, 1940 to the late Amos and Dutch (Shipley) Mortzfeldt. Mary was able to make a friend anywhere she went and her witty sense of humor was one of her greatest attributes. Mary was a very active lady. She played basketball and spent four years at Fort Hill High School where she was united with a group of ladies that created friendships that lasted a lifetime. In her years she enjoyed her silver sneakers group at the YMCA.
Mary met her husband, Robert Brockey, they married and started a family.
Robert and Mary had four loving sons that she leaves behind: Mark (fiancé Monique) Brockey, Matthew (Julie) Brockey, Michael (Jenny) Brockey, and Mitchell Brockey. She also leaves behind loving grandchildren; Zack (Taylor), Rhyan, Jacob, Luke, and Mason Brockey, Megan Grubbs, and Luke (Taylor) Bittner; great-grandchildren Easton and Porter; siblings Buddy (Lois) Mortzfeldt, Barbara Jean Meeks, Betty Jo Himes, Linda Mortzfeldt (Urban), and John Eddy Mortzfeldt; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; many beloved friends especially from Fort Hill.
Mary was preceded in death by her brother Billy Lee Mortzfeldt; and brothers-in-law Jerry Meeks and Frank Himes.
Mary loved her family more than words can express. She always wanted a daughter, but she and Robert were blessed with daughters-in-law who filled that empty space in her heart with great abundance.
She was a faithful attendant of Holy Redeemer Church for many years. Mary worked at Nussmeier Engraving as an inspector for nearly 20 years. She then went to work for Crawford Doors where she was the greatest cleaning lady they ever knew. Mary absolutely loved to clean and was nicknamed “Moppin Mary.” She had an amazing work ethic. And you could always count on Mary for a laugh or even a playful little pinch on the rear-end to get your attention.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Sunset Funeral Home, 1800 St. George Road., Evansville, IN 47711, with Father Jason Gries officiating. There will be a visitation from 11:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Sunset. The family would like to thank the caring staff of North Park Nursing Home and the southern care hospice nurses who loved to keep company with Mary.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.
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