Verna Makemson Hockett

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Verna Makemson Hockett, age 80, died May 7, 2020 in Colorado Springs, CO, where she had resided for the past 15 years. She was born to Ed and Phyllis (Brooks) Makemson on January 1, 1940 in Satanta, KS. Verna and Jack Hockett were married on December 14, 1956. Verna worked as Post Master in Villa Grove, CO for many years.


She is survived by daughters Shelley Hockett Still and Keri Hockett, both of Greeley, CO; two grandchildren, and her sister Dixie Sutherland. She was preceded in death by her parents, and Jack.


Memorial has been established for Springs Rescue Mission. Memorials may be mailed to Robson Funeral Home, PO Box 747, Satanta, KS 67877. There will be no public viewing. Due to CDC and Kansas Health Department recommendations of restricting gatherings of 10 people, we recommend using the Facebook Live on Robson Funeral Home Facebook Page. Graveside service will be held May 14, 2020, 1 P.M. at Dudley Township Cemetery, Satanta, KS.