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Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery

10201 Grant St, Thornton, CO

OBITUARY

Jane Marlene Kokai

November 23, 1939August 10, 2019

Jane Marlene Kokai of Denver, Colorado entered into Heaven on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 9:26 a.m. in her home surrounded by her loving family. She entered into life on November 23, 1939 in Halltown, Missouri to Acie and Lucy (Farris) Lovett. Jane attended Clever High School in Clever, Missouri graduating with Salutatorian honors in 1957. She owned a business with her husband, Frank Kokai; was a retired bookkeeper and was the Vice President and President of the organization "Taking Off Pounds Sensibly" for many years. She worked tirelessly, however always made time for her true passion -- Wife and Homemaker. Although she stayed busy with her family and work, she was known for her slew of hobbies which included: playing the piano; scrapbooking, yoga, shopping, jewelry, DoTerra Essential Oils and weekenders clothes. Jane loved jewelry and became the owner of almost every piece by Sarah Coventry that was available. Jane is survived by her loving husband Frank Kokai; daughter Gayla Kokai; grandsons Bret Smith, Michael Acker and Logan Kokai; sister Alberta Sparkman; daughter-in-law Marci Kokai; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her son Ed Kokai; father Acie Lovett and mother Lucy Lovett. Jane will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Fond memories of Jane and expressions of sympathy for her family may be shared using the guest book link below.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, August 16, 2019

Memories

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Rita Cook

August 19, 2019

We went to church with Jane for many many year. Jane was always happy and ready to for an adventure. Jane gave me a receipe for the very best brownies ever - and when I make them I always think of her. She will be missed by all of us here but we know she is in the arms of our Saviour, no more pain.

RIP Jane

Rita Cook

Denny Hicks

August 15, 2019

My memory of Jane was high school typing class.
She could type over 100 words a minute (correctly) on the old manual typewriters. It amazed me how anyone could type so fast with such small , slim fingers and hands.

Michael and Barbara Fitzsimmons

August 15, 2019

Barbara and I send to the Kokai family our dearest sympathies for the loss of Jane. She will be missed by all who were privileged to know and love her.
Mike and Barbara Fitzsimmons

Kathie Kittle

August 14, 2019

Mrs. Kokai, Jane, was a blessing to our family. She had a smile on her face, played the piano beautifully, and loved the Lord our God! Jesus opened His arms wide and Jane walked right into His arms.

Jane Kimball

August 14, 2019

I remember going over for a visit and we started talking about Doterra Essential Oils. She was so excited to be using them to help with her pain, and she enjoyed telling all her friends about them too. We ended up talking for 4 hours and I remember asking her if anybody called her gabbyjane like people do me. 😊 Jane was a sweet, lovely and gracious lady I will miss her greatly. Rest in peace sweetie I know the Lord is enjoying you immensely. ❤ Jane

Shirley Solomon

August 14, 2019

The following memory was received from Shirley Solomon. Shirley and my mom were best friends all through school and beyond!

Shirley said she and mom had sleepovers when they were kids. She remembers a specific sleepover that she and my mom were outside catching fireflies and Shirley got a bug in her ear. My mom apparently had a fit about this bug in Shirley's ear. They went in the house for my grandma (Lucy Lovett) to get the bug out of Shirley's ear. Grandma had Shirley lay down on the couch with her ear up, and all of a sudden, the bug crawled out of her ear. Apparently at that time, grandma was listening to President Truman who was giving a speech on the radio which was right next to where grandma was attending to the bug in Shirley's ear. When the bug came out, my mom said to Shirley that she was "bumping heads with Truman"!

Shirley also remembers how much my mom LOVED to go to her house and drive Shirley's tractor. My mom always said that she was driving a tractor long before she ever drove a car!

Gayla Kokai (written for Shirley Solomon)

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