May 14, 1931 ~ January 4, 2016

Born in: Ottawa, KS,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Marjorie Arlene Cokeley, 84, our wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, aunt and friend was born May 14, 1931, to Roe and Clella Massey in Ottawa, Kan. and passed away Jan. 4, 2016. Survived by her husband, Kermit 'Jake' Avery; children, Tex (Martha) Cokeley, Ricky (Terry) Cokeley, Sally (Bobby) Ferry; stepchildren, Clayton Joe Avery, Bertha (Larry) Hood, Rose Avery and Jean (Brett) Feaster; grandchildren, Tammy Cokeley, Rex Cokeley, Shelly Barham, Jeff Reuwsaat and Robin Allen; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, William 'Bill' Cokeley; and son, Guy Cokeley. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 A.M. Saturday Jan. 9, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I was so surprised and saddened to see of Marjorie’s passing. Her friendship meant so very much to Mom over the years. You have my sincerest sympathy and condolences for your loss. We are in Arizona for the winter and will not be able to make the service but my thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.

  2. Aunt Marjorie was one of my favorite people in the world. She always had a kind word and a beautiful smile, and her laugh was contagious! I will miss her, may she rest in peace.

  3. Marge was a beautiful lady, with a great smile and a beautiful laugh. I always enjoyed my visits with Marge. Her life with Jake was cut way too short, but she was so happy with him. We will miss you Marge. RIP

  4. Aunt Marjorie was such a sweet person always enjoyed visiting with her at family functions and getting cards and letters of how they were doing. She will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family. May all your great memories help bring you peace!!!

  5. Margie was my second Mom for 27 years. I always felt so blessed to have a Mother-in-law whom I enjoyed. She and Bill were the love story we all dreamed of. She will be missed.

  6. Marge was a great aunt always enjoyed seeing her n getting Christmas cards think one of the best week of my life was in the 80’S family reunion at her n uncle Bill’s sorry wont be making it to the service so sorry will miss her

  7. I was so surprised when I found out and thought how strang because New Years Eve I was remembering how we use to get together 60 years ago. I remember her smile and I never remember her not smiling.
    I am not able to travel much now but Prayers are being sent and in my Thoughts and memories. We had many happy times and memories and the friendship that was between our parents was true and can now be continued.. Wes Foster

  8. Marge was a very caring person. She always had a smile. I will never forget her smile and how joyful she was. It was always a pleasure being around her. I knew her from our Bunco classes and she always made me fell better if I was a little down. She will be deeply missed. My prayers our with her family at this very hard time.

  9. I only met Marge a few times, but she was such a happy lovely lady and very kind. Our condolences to to everyone in the family.

  10. My Grams was the best of the best… She always knew when I was down and she would always talk me thru it…. I only seen her mad a couple of times the majority of the time she was so cheerful always smiling… That smile could light up the whole world….. There is not many people who could hold a candle to her… I am going to miss my Grams my best friend. I always said that I don’t know what I would do if I lost her…. Now I have to show her how strong she has made me and get thru this very difficult time for me…… I will never forget or stop missing you I love you to the moon and back Grams….

  11. My dear friends, all my love to your family and prayers for Marge. She was a wonderful gal and will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her.

  12. It was a requirement that if anyone wanted to date their daughter that you had to meet her parents. So that is how I first met Marge in early December 1966. And then as they would not let Sally go out on many dates, so we spent most of our time together with her family at 227 Jackson. I told Marge in just before Christmas 2012 that if I had not been a stupid 17 year old, she probably would have been my mother-in-law. Showing the white dress she had made for the 1967 Jr-Sr Prom, Marge made the comment that it would make a nice wedding dress. I was gone most of the 1970’s and ran into Bill in 1980 and would visit Marge at the gas station off HWY 50. When I left Pueblo in1985 Marge was the last person I stopped and visited on the way out of town. After Bill’s passing I had the nicest 2 hour visit with her in 2012. Not being in Pueblo for 2 1/2 years I wrote her last July I would be in town. She called and said they were coming to Kansas that weekend. I planned on visiting just before Thanksgiving and should have the Monday before as all my kids were coming to Pueblo but did not that day. And I have very much regretted it since my sister told me Tuesday of Marge’s passing. I never forgot the Cokeley’s and the time I got to spend with them at their home as a 16-17 year old. Both of them as well as my parents were there at Montgomery-Steward where I got my start in the funeral business.

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