Anna Mae Kocher

August 27, 1931 – September 12, 2017
Funeral Date: Friday, September 15, 2017

Anna Mae Kocher, 86, of Henry, passed away Tuesday September 12, 2017, 12:25 AM at Unity Point Methodist Hospital Peoria.
Visitation will be Thursday September 14, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, 416 Edward St., Henry. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday at the Henry Christian Church, with a visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Leslie Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow at Henry Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church of to the Marshall-Putnam 4-H and Extension Foundation.
Anna Mae was born August 27, 1931 in Henry, IL to John P. and Clara (Downey) Read. She married Gilbert Forrest Kocher on February 20, 1955 at the Henry Christian Church. He preceded her in death on September 6, 2011.
Surviving are her children, Douglas (Polly) Kocher and David (JoVonna) Kocher, both of Henry and one daughter, Carol (Al) Kocher-Monier, of Sparland. Additionally, she has seven grandchildren, Jay (Randie) Kocher, Tyler (Ali) Kocher, Max (Miranda) Kocher, Brian and Austin Kocher, Celena (Doug) Toepper and Megan (Jed) Swanson. Anna Mae was also a proud great-grandmother of five, Lane Kocher, Paige, Camden, Cora and Kale Swanson. Surviving is one sister, Delores (James) Quinn, of Henry and one sister-in-law, Marjorie Kocher, of Bonita Springs, FL. Her parents, one brother, John C. Read, one brother-in-law, Edward Kocher and a sister-in-law, Helen Serrao, preceded her in death.
Anna Mae graduated from Henry Senachiwne High School, attended Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated from Liberty Beauty, Peoria.
Anna Mae was a homemaker, farm wife and a dedicated mother and grandmother to her family. She had worked as a beautician out of her home for several years along with being a deputy clerk in the Marshall County Clerk’s office for many years.
She was a Leader in the M-P 4-H, a superintendent for the Marshall-Putnam Fair in the culinary department and a member of the Eastern Star. Anna Mae was a member of the Henry Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school and was treasure for CWF.
She will be remembered for her cooking, baking, the love for her family and for making a Christmas stocking for each member and guest.
Her family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Heartland Health Care, Henry for all of their care shown to her and her family, also to Unity Point Methodist for the excellent care this past week.

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