Kathy J. Kocher, 61, a resident of Nanticoke, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2013, following a long illness. She was surrounded by her loving family in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Kenneth Hazeltine and Emma G. Eddy Hazeltine of Larksville. She was a 1971 graduate of Lake-Lehman High School.
She was formerly employed at Weis Market in Nanticoke, Schiels Family Market of Hanover and Nanticoke Villa.
Kathy was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished nothing more in life than spending time with her kids and caring for her grandchildren. She loved them with all of her heart. They were a blessing in her life and she shared every chance she could with them.
Anyone that knew Kathy knew she was a funny person with a big heart who was so caring she would do anything to help anyone.
She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 0655 of Larksville and was a member of the Kingdom of God.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Eddy Hazeltine; father, Kenneth Hazeltine; brother, Dennis Hazeltine.
Surviving are her children, Kenneth Kocher, Kingston; Stanley Kocher; Kevin Kocher and daughter-in-law, Christina Piperato Kocher, Sheatown; Jarmar Moore and Kathy Moore, Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Kenneth "Butchie" Hazeltine, Robert Ford Hazeltine Sr., Arthur James Hazeltine and William Arthur Hazeltine III, all of Larksville; sisters, Ellen Marie Hazeltine (Kreitzer), Larksville; Alice Kay Hazeltine Vrotokski, Glen Lyon; Robin Lee Hazeltine Demski, Nanticoke; and Sandra Ann Hazeltine; grandchildren, Codey Hazeltine, Kelvin and Colten Kocher, Shon Kocher Quentin MacBlain, Taylor Warman, Lyanie Munzo and Nevaeh Moore; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family thanks the doctors and staff At Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center for their special care.
A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Williams-Hagen Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Ronald Cease officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.