Theresa L. Kocher

Theresa L. Kocher, 67, of Belpre, died December 23, 2017, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born September 12, 1950 in Parkersburg a daughter of the late Emerson A. and Rose Gallagher Bartlett.

She retired as an RN working for various places and lastly as a substitute nurse for Belpre Schools. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the American Legion Post #495 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a devoted mother, host mother to many exchange students and most importantly, her grandchildren were her life.

She is survived by four children, Renae (Dixie) Huffman of Belpre, John (Nicole) Kocher of Belpre, Alex (Tina) Kocher of Coolville, Kimberly (Chris) Davis of Belpre; ten grandchildren, Damien, Missouri, Zach, Josh, Jacob, Sarah, Ava, Hannah, Luke, Liam; one great granddaughter, Tegan; five brothers and sisters, Joseph Bartlett, Mayanna Guisinger, Patricia Rhodes, Roberta Goff, Paul Bartlett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earle Alexander Kocher, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday 10:00 a.m. at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church with Father Robert Gallagher as celebrant.

A gathering of friends and family will be Thursday 5-8 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio.

Burial of the cremated remains will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in her memory to St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery, 5080 School House Rd, Little Hocking, OH 45742 or American Legion Post #495, Ladies Auxiliary, 100 Washington Blvd., Belpre, OH 45714.

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