Sophie <I>Koker</I> Terrell

Sophie Koker Terrell

Birth
Wyoming, USA
Death 22 Apr 2002 (aged 91)
Worcester, Otsego County, New York, USA
Burial Worcester, Otsego County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 36826136 · View Source
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Sophia (Sophie) Terrell

WORCESTER — Sophia (Sophie) Terrell, 92, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta after a short illness.

She was born Feb. 18, 1910, in Dietz, Wyo., the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Hribar) Koker Sr.

She moved to Worcester with her family in 1920. In spite of having polio at the age of 6, she attended one-room schools and completed the standard course in home hygiene and care of the sick. She cared for many sick people in the area, before her marriage to Orville LeRoy Terrell in Worcester on July 4, 1936.

Most of her life she lived on a small dairy farm which she purchased in 1933, and assisted in the daily operations until 1966. Mrs. Terrell also worked in the glove shops in Schenevus, raised flowers to sell, made quilts and attended the Fox Creek Flea Market.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, and the Altar Rosary Society, for which at one time she was the corresponding secretary.

Mrs. Terrell is predeceased by her husband, Orville LeRoy Terrell, on May 13, 1985; a daughter, Anna (Terrell) Melvin on April 8, 1959; and all her brothers and sisters, Fannie, Joseph Jr., Mary Baker, Gregor, Sylvester, Stephen and Anton Koker.

Survivors include her children, Christopher and wife, Janet, Terrell of Worcester, Lloyd and wife, Carolyn, Terrell of Delanson, Helen and husband, F. William, Rudd of Syracuse, and Agnes Terrell of Worcester; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be at 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the E.J. Skinner Co. Funeral Chapel in Worcester. The recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2002, at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Worcester, with the Rev. Jeffrey L'Arch as celebrant.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Worcester.

Contributions may be made in loving memory of Mrs. Terrell to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Worcester, St. Anna's Roman Catholic Church in Summit or the Worcester Emergency Squad.

Funeral arrangements are by E.J. Skinner Co., 155 Main St., Worcester.


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  • Maintained by: Wendy Wolf
  • Originally Created by: ILNY
  • Added: 7 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 36826136
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sophie Koker Terrell (18 Feb 1911–22 Apr 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 36826136, citing Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Worcester, Otsego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Wendy Wolf (contributor 48627219) .