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Wanda Coke

Wanda Coke

Wanda, nee Cathcart, Coke, 94, of Marissa, IL; born October 13, 1920 in Clarmin, IL; passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.

Mrs. Coke was an excellent cook and baker and worked at many local restaurants as well as the Marissa Elementary School. She was also a talented carpenter who remodeled several homes and two churches. Wanda was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clarmin where she taught Sunday school, bible study and children’s choir. She enjoyed singing and belonged to the RSVP singing group at SWIC. Wanda loved to bowl and belong to several leagues over the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Aaron and Pearl, nee Ramsey, Cathcart. Her husband – Theodore Coke whom she married on April 14, 1938 in Marissa, IL and who passed away on February 25, 1987. One daughter – Charlotte Coke-McGuire. Nine brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children – Paulette (Randolph) Shubert of Marissa, IL; Steven (Shirley) Coke of Marissa, IL. Eleven grandchildren. Seventeen great-grandchildren. Seventeen great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters – Opal Coke; Bonnie Cardwell. One brother – Johnnie Cathcart.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Clarmin.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:00pm.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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