Della M. (Strong) Cooksey

December 18, 1943 ~ June 22, 2018 (age 74)


Della M. Cooksey, 74, of Connersville passed away Friday morning, June 22, 2018, at her home.

One of five children of Curtis and Alta Daniel Strong, Della was born on December 18, 1943, in Buckhorn, Kentucky.

On June 17, 1967, she was married to Larry Cooksey in Connersville. Mr. Cooksey precedes her in death.

A homemaker, Della enjoyed helping others by babysitting and doing laundry.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her companion of five years, Gary Lee Bunch; daughter, Melissa K. Cooksey of Connersville; daughter-in-law, Dixie Cooksey of Connersville; brother, James Strong of Connersville; sisters, Jean (Bobby) Gabbard and Maggie (Clifford) Fox, all of Connersville; sister-in-law, Betty Loman of Connersville; step-children, Gary (Lori) Bunch of Connersville, Caroline (David) Maupin of Cambridge City, Angie (Mike) Maupin of Greensburg, Indiana, and Sugie Foland of Connersville; 20 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; special aunt, Ruth Baker of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her husband of over 30 years, Larry Cooksey, Della was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Gary Eugene Cooksey and Larry Dean Cooksey; brother, Ray Strong; mother-in-law, Lota Cooksey; father-in-law, Oliver Cooksey; and her very good friend, Caroline Dawson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Bethel Apostolic Church, 2229 Iowa Avenue, Connersville, Indiana.  Pastor Tom Johnson will officiate.  Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin, Indiana.  Friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Miller, Moster, Robbin Funeral Home.

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