Sally Jo Rockey, age 77, of Davis, Illinois died on Jan. 5, 2022 at the Freeport Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1944 in Freeport, Illinois to the late Edward and Ruth (Bohanon) Neberman.  She married Richard “Dick” Rockey on April 18, 1964 in Rock Grove, Illinois.

She enjoyed reading and retired after 30 years as the Dakota High School librarian.

She was a founding member of Faith Community Church in Davis, where she attended various Bible studies and was very active in volunteering for the pregnancy center for the Rockford Rescue Mission.

Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially watching her children and grandchildren play sports and attending all of those sporting events for Dakota High School.

She is survived by her husband, Dick Rockey; three children, Brian (Brenda) Rockey, John (Rikki) Rockey and Mark Rockey; five grandchildren, Callina (Zachary) Updike, Kendalynn Rockey (Kendall Cox), Wyatt Rockey, Case Rockey and Taylor Rockey; one sister, Kay Kunkle and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are suggested.

Funeral services and visitation were held at the Faith Community Church, in Davis, Illinois on Jan. 10, 2022. The family requested that everyone be dressed casual or in favorite sports attire or Dakota sports attire for her services.

Burial concluded at the Rock Grove Cemetery.

The DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead is assisting the family.