Kathleen Coker

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Kathleen Coker, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at the Lutheran Home.

She was born April 17, 1905, in Howell, Ky., daughter of James and Adalissa Morris Littlefield. She and Houston K. Coker were married Feb. 2, 1925. He died Feb. 6, 1981.

Formerly of Harrisburg, Ill., she moved to Jackson, Mo., in 1983, and to the Lutheran Home eight years ago. She was a member of Shawnee Hills Baptist Church in Jackson.

Survivors include three daughters, Robbie Smith-Taylor and Roberta Shoemake of Nashville, Tenn., Nell Langford of Jackson; two sons, Jim and Larry Coker of Arlington, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Friends may call at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Raymond V. Epps officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg.

McCombs Funeral Home at Jackson was in charge of local arrangements.