Mary Jane Kokrak Obituary

Mary Jane  Kokrak
Mary Jane Kokrak

December 28, 1930 - May 13, 2019
Born in Warren, Ohio
Resided in Hudson, Ohio
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Mary Jane Kokrak, 88, passed away peacefully at home on May 13, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in Warren, December 28, 1930 to the late August F. Thumm and Nellie Bennett Thumm.
She was a 1949 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, subsequently worked at Ohio Lamp, St Joseph Hospital, and later beside her husband, managing the business offices at Master Dry Cleaners, until her retirement.
Mary Jane lived life to its fullest though her last days, evidenced by her readiness to be out visiting with friends and loved ones, always happy to share a story and a cup of coffee, and to lend a listening ear. She lived a life of hard work and devotion to family and friends. She was especially proud of her grandchildren, and recently great-grandchildren, each of which held a special place in her heart. She was a fabulous cook and baker. No visitor ever left her home without some goodies to go. Her hobbies included watching PGA tournaments and shopping with friends and family.
Mary Jane’s family were early Warren settlers, founders of Warren businesses, including Thumm’s Bike Shop, which has been in operation since 1909, founded by her great-grandmother, Victoria Schmitt Thumm Hohmann.
She was the cherished wife of the late Albert (Bud) Kokrak, loving mother of Connie (Kent) McBeath, Kenny and Karen (Don) Dunne, special sister to the late August B. Thumm and Jean Long and to sister- in laws Joan Thumm, Cindy Early and Mary Beth Cook. She was the caring grandmother of Allie, Adam and Emily Dunne, and Jason, Jimmy and Matt Kokrak, and Barry and Brad Burkey, great- grandmother to Declan, Landon and Everly Kokrak and Joscelyn and Bear Burkey and aunt to Augie, Greg, and Karla Thumm. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her son, Albert (Buddy) Kokrak and her niece, Linda Long.
Friends may call 9:30-11:30AM Tuesday, May 21st at the Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Dr. in Warren; where the funeral service will begin at 11:30AM. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, 10810 E. 45th Street, Suite 300, Tulsa, OK 74146




Lane Family Funeral Homes - Roberts-Clark Chapel
180 Garfield Drive
Warren, OH US 44483
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lane Family Funeral Homes - Roberts-Clark Chapel
180 Garfield Drive
Warren, OH US 44483
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
11:30 AM


Crossroads Hospice Foundation
10810 E.45th Street Suite 300
Tulsa, OK US 741456