Myron L. Rockhill, 99, of Carmel, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021. He was born December 3, 1921 in Winchester, IN, son of Marvin and Vada (Thornburg) Rockhill.
Following his graduation from Lynn High School, Myron attended Fort Wayne International Business College.
Myron and Phyllis Horton were married August 4, 1946. Their love story began in August of 1942 when they met on a public bus between Butler University and Carmel. Myron was headed to his first day at Bunker Hill after enlisting in the US Navy during World War II and Phyllis was on the bus on her way home from college. While enlisted, Myron served as an Aviation Machinist in the South Pacific.
Myron and Phyllis were privileged to travel the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Through the years they enjoyed camping, attending sporting events and playing cards with friends and family.
Myron worked 36 years as an Auditor and Accountant for Indiana Farm Bureau Co-op. After retiring in January of 1984, Myron and Phyllis looked forward to getting away from Indiana winters by spending 6 months in Florida and 6 months in their Carmel home.
Through the years, Myron made many life-long friends. He was recognized as a kind, loving, and thoughtful Christian man, who made friends easily and wanted to please others. Myron was a survivor and possessed stamina as he recovered from open heart surgery and breast cancer. Even during his later years with dementia, he kept his sweet spirit.
He was a member of the Randolph County Historical Society, Carmel-Clay Historical Society, and the Carmel Masonic Lodge. Before dementia set in, Myron had an incredible memory and wrote his memoirs which were made into a memory book.
In addition to his parents, Myron was preceded in death by brothers, Elden Rockhill and John Robert Rockhill; sisters, Doris Locke and Virginia Coffin.
Survivors include his loving wife of almost 75 years, Phyllis Rockhill; children, Jerry (Denise) Rockhill, James (Sharon) Rockhill and Jean (Tom) Pluchar; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
There will be a gathering of family and friends at 11 am on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Carmel Friends Church, of which Myron was a member and where his Celebration of Life will begin at 1 pm. The Carmel Friends Church is located at 651 W. Main St., Carmel, IN 46032.
Military Honors will be presented.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Quaker Haven Camp, 111 Ems D16C Ln #8051, Syracuse, IN 46567. https://www.quakerhaven.com/
Or to the Carmel-Clay Historical Society, 211 1st Street SW, Carmel, IN 46032. http://www.carmelclayhistory.org/
Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family with arrangements.
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Quaker Haven Camp
111 Ems D16C Ln#8051, Syracuse IN 46567
Carmel-Clay Historical Society
211 1st Street SW, Carmel IN 46032