Cora Louise "Cokie" Strafer

July 18, 1918October 9, 2020
Obituary of Cora Louise "Cokie" Strafer
Cokie,102, passed away peacefully October 9, 2020 at The Healthcare Resort of Leawood with her daughter by her side. Cokie was born in Denton, Texas July 18,1918 to Herbert and Lorene Haughton. At the age of three she and her parents moved to Kansas City. She graduated from Paseo High School and attended the University of Kansas City, now UMKC. Through a mutual friend she met Dick Strafer. In 1940 they were married and spent 58 happy years together until his death in1998. Cokie was a people person. She loved to get together with family and friends. She enjoyed decorating for holidays and special occasions. An excellent cook, she discovered pizza and served it to friends long before there was any Pizza Hut. She and Dick played Twilight golf at Indian Hills Country Club. She also played with the Wednesday Nine Holers followed by lunch and bridge. Cokie was a long time member of Country Club Christian Church and the Fifty- Fifty Sunday School class . She was a Life member of Kansas City Young Matrons and active in The Fireside Committee of the Kansas City Art Institute. She and Dick traveled to the Orient with friends where she fell in love with Oriental furniture. Cokie was a devoted Mother and Grandmother. She participated in many of her girl's school activities, and loved to have her grandsons, Chris and Ryan on overnights. To her delight she lived to enjoy three great grand-children: Emily, Kyra, and Evan. Cokie was fun loving, talented and generous. She always had a little glitz. She will be missed. Cokie was preceded in death by her husband Dick and daughter Virginia "Jill" Morrison.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

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