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Mary Elvire (Dryfoose) Jockey, 88, Nashville

Mary Elvire Dryfoose Jockey passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. 

She was born in Springfield, Ill., May 19, 1923, the daughter of Mildred Oakalla Heaton and Earl Daniel Dryfoose.

She was a dancer from an early age and pursued her interest at Mildred Caskey’s Dance Studio. There, she met William Lowell Jockey. They married June 25, 1943. They soon became a professional ballroom dance team and moved to New York City. Their longest engagement was as the entertainment on the cruise ship USS Uruguay, which traveled from New York to South America. In 1952, they moved to Nashville and opened The Totem Post, which was one of five shops at the time. In 1958, their daughter, Liana, was born. 

Marielle, as she is known, was involved with the Tulip Trace Council of Girl Scouts as a leader and as the council president. She taught dance classes in Nashville for several years. She served as a reader in the Christian Science Society of Nashville. She worked with the Brown County Community Theatre behind the scenes and onstage, as well. Recently, she enjoyed playing with the Brown County Community Band. One of her greatest loves was traveling. She made ventures to South America, Alaska, Scandinavia, Australia, Bali and Panama. Another favorite destination was Walt Disney World with her two grandchildren, William Skyler and Lily Franklin. She and William Skyler also made a trip to Egypt in 2004.

She had a long and wonderful marriage to Bill Jockey; they worked together and enjoyed each other for 44 years. She was a savvy businesswoman, a spiritual person, a loving mother, a good partner and a dancer at heart. Her spirit is remembered by many in town as she whistled often and had a spring in her step. 

Those who continue to remember her with love are her daughter, Liana J. Franklin; her grandchildren, William Skyler Franklin and Lily Vollen Franklin; her brother, Earl Daniel “Buz” Dryfoose and his wife Georgia “Sam” Reif Dryfoose; her nieces and nephew, Debra Wachtstetter, Jeanne Butler, Renata Dryfoose and Daniel Dryfoose, and their families; along with many others in many states and lands. 

A celebration of her life will be held at a future date.

She asked that any memorial contributions be sent to the Christian Science Society (P.O. Box 82, Nashville, IN 47448.)

She loved this community and will be smiling on us all for a long time. Thank you for being the village she loved.

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  • August 29
    Watermelon fundraiser on Village Green
    1 to 4 p.m. Village Green, Main and Jefferson streets
  • August 30
    Golf scramble to benefit BCHS athletics set
    1 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • August 30
    Mission trip presentation at Fruitdale church
    2 p.m. Midway Church,
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane