Hazel Mae Mann Kocher, 89, of Yadkinville, N.C., formerly of Belmont, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Yadkinville Nursing Center.
Hazel was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Somerton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Charles Luyster and Ethel Neptune Luyster.
In addition to being a lifelong homemaker, Hazel worked many years at Sears, Ohio Valley Mall, and at the Carolina Mall Sears in Concord, N.C., retiring at age 81. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be sadly missed by all. A member of Israel and All Nations Congregation of Yadkinville, N.C.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert "Bob" Mann; her second husband, Vernon Kocher; grandsons, Bobby Mann and Randy Pierce; a sister, Bertha Rae Damon; and brothers, Harrison, Stanley, and James Luyster.
Surviving are her daughters, Sue (Brad) Ankrom of Davenport, Fla., Janet (Forrest "Frosty") Pierce of Frazysburg, Ohio, and Brenda (Bob) Braido of St. Clairsville, Ohio; sons, Jerry (Susan) Mann of Coshocton, Ohio, Doug (Shelly) Mann of Yadkinville, N.C.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Homer Luyster of Barnesville, Ohio.
Friends were received on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at the Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, with Pastor Randy Stiver officiating. Burial followed in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Bethesda.