Clara R. Koskoska (1918 - 2014)

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  • "To Clara'a family, May the Lord comfort you in your loss...."
    - Ruth (Colgan) Waters
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Clara R. Kokoska
Clara R. Kokoska, 95, Brockway, and most recently a resident of Bethesda Gardens in Terre Haute, Ind., passed on to Heaven Friday, June 20, 2014, at her residence.
Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Winslow Township, she was the daughter of the late Martin L. and Lydia Dobson Reiter of Sykesville. She was married to John "Jack" Kokoska in 1939. He preceded her in death in 1960.
Clara was a woman of simple but very strong faith. She grew up in and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Sykesville. She continued to live as a single person for more than 50 years after Jack died with Christ as her constant counselor and companion. Her life was not always easy but her faith was always her strength and song. She shined not in her words but in her living. Even in her last days her helpers all referred to her as "sweet" as she reflected a life built on the sweet Holy Spirit of God.
Clara held several different office jobs after Jack died and retired from Brockway Glass as a production records keeper.
Clara enjoyed gardening outside in the summer and inside with her many house plants in the winter. She played tennis earlier in life and watched it on TV as much as possible in later years.
She is survived by her son, Patrick (Jean) Kokoska of Rockville, Ind.; and her daughter, Myra Foster of Winter Park, Fla. She is also survived by five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Clara was the last of a family of 12 children to pass on.
A closed casket funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway with the Rev. Tom Henretty officiating. Burial will follow in Lakelawn Memorial Park in Reynoldsville.
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Published in The Courier Express from June 24 to July 2, 2014