Camilla “Cam” Brock

September 13, 2024

Camilla “Cam” (Elser) Brock, 98, of Lafayette, Ind., passed away on September 13, 2023 at The Springs at Lafayette.  She was born on September 24, 1924 in Lafayette to Frank and Mildred (Dailing) Elser.  She married Francis E. “Frannie” Brock on June 4, 1949 and they enjoyed 64 years of marriage before his death on November 19, 2013.

Cam graduated from Saint Francis Catholic School in Lafayette where she was 1943 Homecoming Queen.  She worked at Alcoa in Lafayette from 1943 to 1950, which is where she and Frannie met while playing Euchre during lunch. They bought the farm in 1952 and moved to Montgomery County.  Together they farmed for 32 years until they retired in 1984 and moved back to Frankfort.  She was member of the American Legion Auxiliary in both Colfax and Frankfort, and the Frankfort VFW Auxiliary.  She enjoyed attending Cincinnati Reds baseball games with Frannie.  She loved farming and her greatest joy was her family and attending to them, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort.  

Survived by:

Surviving are her Daughters: Patti Jenkins (Dave Butler) of Sellersburg, IN and Penni (Bruce) Rush of Lafayette, IN; Son: Richard (Cathy) Brock of Milwaukee, WI; Grandchildren: Lindsey (Alex) Hayes of Ithaca, NY, Stacy (Ian) McLellan of Milwaukee, WI, David (Kim) Brock of Milwaukee, WI, Jeff (Nicole) Jenkins of Pekin, IN, Kyle Rush (Sara Tilley) of Lafayette, IN, and Cory Rush (Bailey Miller) of Lafayette, IN along with 12 Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings: Jean Drysdale and Frank Elser.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Camilla “Cam” Brock”

  1. Penny and Greg Boots September 13, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Patti and Penni, thinking of you and your family.
    Loved having your parents as neighbors. We had lots of talks out in the yard. I will miss her. Prayers for all your family at this difficult time.

  2. Linda Trout September 14, 2023 at 2:16 am

    Sorry to hear this. She was so much fun to be around. I have so many fond memories to cherish.

  3. William B Hampton September 14, 2023 at 10:02 am

    Go with God
    Bill Hampton and family

  4. J. L. Fox September 14, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Can’t come to calling or funeral. Will relay the message to our brethren.
    Fox from Cyclone

  5. Lori DeWitt September 14, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    Oh my Sweet Cam, no more well squirt tail, no more such as life in the city, no more watcha got lover boy doing today, no more stay out of the bars. This sweet lady will be so deeply missed The Springs at Lafayette will not be the same without her here REST IN PEACE MY DEAR FRIEND, she was like family to me. You ladies are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time, my deepest condolences.

  6. John W. Deck September 15, 2023 at 9:53 am

    On behalf of the Deck family, Janet, Ellen, Christie, Phil, John, and Deb and myself (the elder John) express our sympathy at this time. We have memories of our farm days with digging trenches for water lines; moving and reassembling grain bins; your participation in planting the crops when our mother passed in may 1964, harvesting the crops when my father passed in December,1968; and the friendships we have sustained. You are in our prayers. John Deck

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