Mary Eunice Farrell Bollock was born September 13, 1924, in Beadle County to William Francis and Margaret (Lovett) Farrell. She grew up in Cavour and graduated from Cavour High School. She entered the Cadet Nurse Corps at Mitchell during World War II at Saint Joseph Hospital. On April 29, 1947 she married Harold Bollock in Mitchell and to this union six children were born. After graduation she worked in pediatrics and geriatrics at Saint Joseph Hospital and various nursing homes in Mitchell. At the time of her retirement, she was the director of nursing at the Beebe Nursing Home in Mitchell. After her husband’s death, October 17, 2000, she continued to live in her home until entering Firesteel Healthcare Center in January of 2012.
Everyone knew that Eunice was so proud to be Irish. She went to Ireland with her sister, Corinne in May of 1995. She was a story teller and told many stories to her children and grandchildren.
Eunice is survived by four children: Bill (Jan) Bollock of Rapid City, SD; Greg (Marilyn) Bollock of Mitchell, SD; Mike Bollock of Mitchell, SD; Mary (Gary) Stadlman of Ethan, SD; grandchildren: Kim (Kelly) Goldammer, Kerry Bollock, Mindi (Vance) Tuffs, Joseph (Nicole) Stadlman, Jamon Bollock, Jared (Charissa) Stadlman, Colette Stadlman, Colleen Stadlman, Gara Stadlman, Justin Bollock, twenty-two great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and a special cousin, Elnora Burdick.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, two infant daughters, Margaret Ann and Brenda Lynn, her parents, her sister, Corinne Burns, two brothers-in-law, Jack Burns and Howard Bollack, and a sister-in-law, Bernice Bollack.