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March 4, 2014

Diana Jeanette Coker

June 1, 1938 - March 1, 2014

ANDERSON — Diana Jeanette Coker, mother and grandmother, passed away March 1, 2014, in Anderson.

She was born June 1, 1938, in Lafayette, to Vincent C. and Mossaline (Thomas) Stock.

Diana worked as a homemaker raising seven children. She was a member of the Catholic communities of St. Mary’s and St. Ambrose. She met her husband, James R. Coker, while he was attending Notre Dame and they were married on Sept. 6, 1958. She and her beloved husband celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July of 2008 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio, with all of their children, and all but one grandchild, and a few select close lifetime friends.

In addition to her loving husband, James Ragan Coker, she is survived by her children, John V. (Kristine) Coker of Monroe, Mich., Thomas R. (Rebecca) Coker of Ewing, Va., Theresa J. Cataldo of Seattle, Wash., LTC David J. (Debbie) Coker of Augusta, Ga., LTC William C. (Janell) Coker of Carlisle, Pa., Robert F. (Barbara) Coker, Ph.D., of Huntsville, Ala., and Catherine (David) Dewitt of Maumee, Ohio; grandchildren, James L., Jeanette A. and George V. Coker, Andrew J., Katherine J. and Peter V. Cataldo, John David Coker, Jason Lee (Faith) Coker, Mathew J. (Karissa) Coker, Hillary A. (Joseph) Frego, Christopher C., Nathaniel R. and Hannah M. Coker, Ashley B. and Kendra Dewitt; mother, Mossaline Thomas; sisters, Barbara Jean Stock and Loretta Marie Keirien; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vincent C. Stock; daughter, Geradine; and brother, Lawrence W. Stock.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 2801 Lincoln St., officiated by Monsignor Sell. Visitation will be held one hour prior at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger. There she will join their oldest child, Geradine, stillborn, in eternal rest and await the passage of her loving husband, James, who will join them there when God chooses to call him home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul.

Arrangements are being handled by Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory.

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