Beth Ann Rocco

Beth Ann Rocco

LEWISTOWN – Beth Ann Rocco, 60, of Lewistown, died at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her home.

Born June 1, 1953, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Richard E. and Jacqueline (Wagner) Wilson.

She is survived by: her husband, Jeffrey L. Rocco, whom she married on July 15, 1978; her children, Eric Rocco and wife, Traci, of Mertztown, and Erin E. Rocco and fiance, Chris South, of Pittsburgh; and her sister, Deb McMillin and husband, Fred, of Juniata Terrace.

Beth was a 1971 graduate of Penn Highlands High School, Lewistown Campus, and was a 1975 graduate of Penn State University, with a degree in elementary education.

Beth was a retired school teacher for Mifflin County School District. She began teaching at Burnham Elementary before moving on to Buchanan Elementary for the balance of her 33 year career as a first grade teacher.

Beth always put family first and provided a loving and guiding hand throughout her life. Professionally, she succeeded in making school a fun and friendly environment for her first graders and was always thoughtful, kind and tireless in her pursuit of what was best for others. She thoroughly enjoyed her interaction with students and teachers she met over the years.

She loved boating at Raystown Lake and had become a knowledgeable sports enthusiast over the years, who loved watching sports. She was an avid animal lover.

Her family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., with a pastoral blessing at 4 p.m.

Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Beth’s memory may be made to Lewistown Home Health and Hospice: The Bridge, 305 Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or Rescue Our Furry Friends, 133 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

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