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Alva Cokeley
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1899
Gridley
Coffey County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1964
Hutchinson
Reno County
Kansas, USA

Alva Cokeley Dies After Short Illness

Alva Cokeley, former resident of Gridley passed away February 5, 1964 at Grace Hospital in Hutchinson. Mr. Cokeley became ill early in the morning and passed away after a short illness. Mr. Cokeley was born in Gridley March 13, 1899. And grew up in the Gridley community. He was united in marriage to Bertha Mary May Long in 1920, she passed away May 1, 1943. To this union were born seven daughters and four sons: Mrs. Gladys Avery of Barbeau, Mich., Mrs. Wilma Freeman of Osage City, Mrs. Marjorie Johnson, Gridley, Mrs. Ramona Yorgensen, Hutchinson, Mrs. Elsie Law, Hutchinson, Mrs. Veda House, Hutchinson and Rose Marie who passed away at the age of seven months. John Cokeley of Hutchinson, Major Cokeley of Haven, William of Pueblo, Colo, and Rex of Beaumont.

He was married to Jessie Reichardt, December 24, 1945 in Burlington and moved to Hutchinson in 1948 from Gridley. He was a guard at the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory.

Funeral services for Alva Cokeley were held Saturday, February 8, 1964, from the Elliott chapel at Hutchinson at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. William R. Stephens officiating. "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden" were sung by Mrs. Willilam R. Stephens soloist. Mrs. B. A. Thompson was organist. Interment was in Gridley cemetery Saturday afternoon.

Rev. Richard White held the graveside services at 3 p.m. Casket bearers, Scott Shaffer, Perry Eccles, Jesse Werts, Bill Varvel, L.B. Platt and Harvey Reed.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie Cokeley, the six daughters and four sons, Three step daughters, Mrs. Darlene Reed of Chanute, Mrs. Lilah Henshaw, Leavenworth and Mrs. Doris Stotler, Verona, Pa. One brother, Clarence Cokeley of Palco, three sisters, Mrs. Erma Wagler of Iuka, Mrs. Vesta Reed of Wichita and Mrs. Ida Reed of Gridley, 41 grandchildren and a host of friends.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Cyrus Cokeley (1866 - 1943)
  Katie Belle Shook Cokeley (1871 - 1930)
 
 Spouses:
  Jessie Viola Reichardt Cokeley (1905 - 2007)
  Bertha Mary Mae Long Cokeley (1903 - 1943)*
 
 Children:
  Veda Pearl Cokeley House (1921 - 2001)*
  Wilma Mae Cokeley Freeman (1923 - 2005)*
  Harry Rex Cokeley (1925 - 1995)*
  Marjorie Belle Cokeley Johnson (1927 - 1981)*
  William Harold Cokeley (1929 - 2012)*
  Rose Marie Cokeley (1933 - 1934)*
  Gladys Nadine Cokeley Avery (1935 - 2013)*
  Major Cyrus Cokeley (1939 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ida Cokeley Reed (1894 - 1978)*
  Alva Cokeley (1899 - 1964)
  Erma Grace Cokeley Wagler (1903 - 1989)*
  Clarence Nelson Cokeley (1904 - 1974)*
  Anna Vesta Cokeley Reed (1906 - 1998)*
  Floyd Homer Cokeley (1909 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gridley Cemetery
Gridley
Coffey County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Jean Avery Feaster
Record added: Aug 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6676431
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