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Joan Agnes Kokoska


1919 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Joan Agnes Kokoska Obituary
Kokoska, Joan Agnes (Kulina)
Joan Agnes (Kulina) Kokoska 96 1/2 born 12/01/1919 passed away on 07/19/2016. Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband Joseph John, her younger siblings Josephine, Mary, Joseph, Benedict, and Donald. The eldest of 7 children she is survived by brother Anthony Kulina, and by her loving daughters Gloria Kokoska (Jerry Meyers dec'd), Joni Thiem, Illona (Loni) Yovanno (George dec'd), Chip Fulcher (dec'd), and Taras Zacharyj. Grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 15. Joan is known as Auntie Jen to numerous nieces and nephews. Her church affiliations are to St. Paul, Phoenix, AZ, St. Thomas Aquinas, Avondale, AZ and a previous longstanding member of St. Benedict, Cleveland, OH. Joan was equivalent to "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII as an assembly line worker at National Acme, Bluebird leader, Campfire Girls assistant, school cafeteria worker, and President of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 381 of the Catholic War Veterans. Her organizational talents were sought after by numerous associations, clubs and organizations. Rosary will be at 9:30 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM, Monday July 25, 2016 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 330 W. Coral Gables, Phoenix 85023. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to West, 9435 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345. Visit hansenmortuary.com for condolences.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 24, 2016
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