Janet Kooker

April 9, 1929 - June 6, 2008
Janet Kooker

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Janet Rosamond Dill Kooker, 79 of Hendersonville, died Friday, June 6, 2008 at Four Seasons Hospice Elizabeth House. Born in Saco, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth F. Dill and Muriel C. Dill and had previously resided in Maryland.

She attended Nursing School for three years and later spent one year in college. For five years, she was in the Army Nurse Corp. as a 1st Lt. A homemaker for many years, she was a member of the American Nurses Association, the P.E.O. Sisterhood chapter in Hendersonville holding the office of Corresponding Secretary for 3 years and Treasurer for 2 years. She also was a member of the DAR, a Girl Scout Leader, and was a volunteer advocate for The Healing Place for several years. An avid hiker and backpacker she loved reading and musical theater. When she was younger, she had participated in Equestrian events, including Dressage. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she served on the altar guild.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, Joseph A. Kooker, Jr.; a daughter Julie Ann Davis of Maryland; a son Grant E. Kooker of Florida; and grandchildren Ryan Danielle Davis, Franklin James Davis, Allison Elizabeth Davis all of Maryland and David Kooker and Vanessa Kooker of Florida.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church. The Reverends Greg Williams and Ken Langsdorf will officiate. Military rites will be conduced by the Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post #5206, Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77 and Chapter 14 of the DAV.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216, American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park Bldg. 1, Asheville, NC 28801, or the Hendersonville Shrine Club, PO Box 1901, Hendersonville, NC 28793.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008
12:00 AM

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1245 6th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC

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  • June 09, 2008
    fred beddingfield, jr says:
    Dear Joe and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I got to know you and Janet over the years at Cardiac Rehab. You two became very special to me. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. Fred Beddingfield, Jr.

  • June 09, 2008
    Joan & Dann Oliver says:
    Julie & Grant: We loved your mom dearly and we will miss her very much. We have such wonderful memories to carry us though our grief. She will be truly missed. Julie, thank you for making her a part of our lives!

  • June 09, 2008
    Sonya Curcio says:
    Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. I will think of you and hope you work through this rough time in your life with the love of your family and friends. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • June 08, 2008
    Jennifer Hunter says:
    My prayers are with each of you in this sad time. I know you will miss her deeply. I am greatful to have spent time with Janet. Blessings to you all, from her hairdresser.

  • June 08, 2008
    Phil & Patti Lounsbury says:
    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Although we only knew her for a short time she was such a beautiful person and she will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.