A Mass of Christian Burial for Marlene C. (Apel) Kokojan, age 82 years, of Enid, is 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bison, Oklahoma with Father Edward Menasco celebrating Marlene’s life. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Calvary Cemetery in Hennessey, Oklahoma. A Rosary will be held at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bison, Oklahoma. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
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Marlene was born December 14, 1936 in Enid to Henry and Rose (Descher) Apel, and passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at The Commons in Enid.
Marlene was born and raised in the Enid community, graduating from Enid High School. She married James “Jim” Kokojan on October 24, 1959 in Bison, Ok. They made their home in Waukomis where Jim farmed and raised cattle and she was a homemaker and stay at home mother to four children. She and Jim were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bison, and she was a lifetime member of the Bison Alter Society. She was one of the best cooks around; always making a favorite dish for Jim and each of their children’s birthdays. After Jim passed away in 2009, Marlene enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and especially enjoyed working crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Jim Kokojan; two sisters, Rosie LaRue, and Dora Mae Meloy. She is survived by four children, Janelle Sharp and husband Gary, of Enid; Lori Day and husband Mike, of Ames; James Kokojan II and wife Michelle, of Enid; Matt Kokojan and wife Staci, of Waukomis; six grandchildren, Bobby and wife Hannah, Whitney and husband Luis, Cody, Garrett and wife Lauren, Colby, Kaelyn; and expecting one great-granddaughter, Vanessa. She is also survived by four sisters, Bernice Pierce, Louise Montgomery, Betty Miller, and Sue Ellen Elliott.
Memorial contributions in Marlene’s name may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church of Bison or the Alzheimer’s Association with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made at www.ladusauevans.com.