|Margret Jeane Stoeckel
left this world peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2006 after a lengthy
illness. Following her service with the United States Air Force,
she spent 25 years as a dedicated teacher of the first grade. She had a penchant for travel
and a strong desire to discover our world. In those pursuits,
she touched the lives of many people all over the world, young and old alike.
Jeane celebrated life
itself, and did so in great style. A friend once told me that obituaries typically list the year of
birth and the year of death. But the real sum of our lives lies in "the dash" that separates
those years. Jeane was born into this world on April 19, 1927, and passed from it on January
29, 2006. She spent her dash exceptionally well, living life with zest and grace, and
showing heartfelt kindness toward
will miss her warm, adventurous spirit. And we are grateful for the
multitude of gifts she bestowed upon us, some of the most cherished of which are
the many precious memories that are
now entrusted to our care.
Jeane, may God give you
the wings that you so deserve, and endless, beautiful heavens to soar in.
Without the limitations you knew here, may you finally fly free.