Willa Roberta Kocher

Willa Roberta Kocher

Willa Roberta (Weathers) Kocher, 96, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on January 26, 2024.  She was born on March 28, 1927, in Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Lyda Weathers.  She was a 1945 Hopewell High School Graduate and a devoted member of Ohio United Presbyterian Church. An avid bowler at Sheffield Lanes, an amazing quilter and a passionate story teller (often reminiscing of her childhood in West Virginia).  Her favorite thing in life was her family, she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was lovingly known as “Grandma Kocher”,” Gram”, “Maw”, “Mammy”, and “Little Maw” to so many. 

In addition to her parents, Willa was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Thomas L. Kocher Sr in 2002; a sister Joanne Sostarich, and an infant brother: Eugene Weathers.

She is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-law: Thomas L. Kocher Jr. and Carolyn, Sunrise, FL, and David C. Kocher, Hopewell Twp.; two daughters and sons-in-law: Jeannette & Randy McCormish, New Brighton, and Barbara & Terry McDanel, North Sewickley Township; eight grandchildren: John & Noreen Reynolds, Kerrie Brosky, Sean & Christine McDanel, Dr. Marc McDanel, Thomas L. Kocher III & Melissa; Amy Kocher, Brittany Patullo, and Emily Kocher; ten great grandchildren; Steven, Allison, Kelley, Charles, Kyrsten, Brady, Parker, Joshua, Callie, and Willa; eight great great grandchildren: Greyson, Rowen, Arden, Kaleb, Cooper, Gabriel, Melody, and Charleston; one sister; Frances Hummel; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and her extended family in West Virginia.

Friends will be received on Monday, January 29, 2024 from 5pm until 7pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa where a funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday January 30, 2024 at 11am conducted by Rev. Robert Goossen.

Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery next to her beloved husband Tom. 

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Ohio United Presbyterian Church, 1236 Longue Ave. Aliquippa, PA 15001

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Providence Health & Rehab and also Crane Hospice, especially Char for the wonderful care of Willa. 

16 thoughts on “Willa Roberta Kocher

  1. Tom and Carolyn our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
    Please accept our deepest condolences!
    May she rest in peace among God and his angels!
    Much love
    Sam and Judy

  2. May Willa Rest in Eternal Peace and prayers for the Kocher family during these trying times 🙏✝️🙏

  3. Mammy, you will be missed by so many. It was an honor to have known you. The stories you shared and traditions that you shared, will never be forgotten. One of strongest women I have ever known, with the biggest heart. Your name will carry on by one of your many great grandchildren. She will make you proud and we can only hope she is half the woman you were.

    Our love and prayers are with everyone in our family. The girls and I will be there in spirit. Our church will recognize and honor, Willa Roberta Kocher.
    God bless us all ❤️

  4. Dearest Mammy
    I am blessed to of known you and will always hold you dearly in my heart and remember how funny and wonderful you were on my many visits to see you.
    My deepest condolences to all of your family and may you rest easy now.

  5. What a “wonderful” lady she was. I’m heartbroken to hear of her passing. My deepest condolences to the entire family. She will certainly be missed. I will always remember our talks and our visits at home and at camp.

  6. I always enjoyed her stories and to hear her laugh. I can hear that laugh now when I think of her. You will be missed. Until we meet again rest in peace.

  7. Willa was a wonderful neighbor to us during our time on Ridgeway Ave. My son Jack and Emily would play and Willa and I would visit over a cup of tea, often talking of West Virginia, since we both grew up there. She will be dearly missed. ❤️

  8. I remember Willa from my time with Hopewell VFD. A kind and friendly lady!
    Prayers for her family and loved ones.

  9. Our love and prayers are with your family at this time. Your mom will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We loved hearing her stories and her laughter could brighten any room she was in. She will be deeply missed by so many.

  10. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Kocher Family. Willa has a special place in heaven with Tom and holds a special place in our hearts. We loved her very much. May God bless you and your family.

  11. My deepest sympathy for the family.. Willa is a true inspiration and blessing to have known her. What a wonderful person she was.

  12. So sorry to hear Willa passed. But I know she is now resting in the hands of God with your dad. 💕

  13. David and family, I am sorry about your mom, she was a great person always with a smile . Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏❤️

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