2018-04-11 / Obituaries

Willodean Mocherman

Willodean “Dean” Mocherman, 79, of Flora, joined her family in heaven on Friday, April 6, 2018.

She was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Phil Campbell, Ala., to Granville “Toad” Tyra and Ruby (Whitfield) Tyra Criswell. On Aug. 5, 1955, she married Russell “Lewie” Mocherman; he preceded her in death on July 27, 1989.

Dean was member of the Flora High School Class of 1955. In addition to being a full-time mother, she sold Avon and worked at a local factory. She retired from Stephan’s IGA in Flora.

She was a member of Valley View Baptist Church.

Dean loved her cat, Celina, enjoyed playing cards, working in her yard, gardening, and visiting with family and friends.

Dean will be remembered as a sweet, devoted, hard-working, upbeat social butterfly. She loved people and truly cared about them. If you remember nothing else about our mother, Dean, please remember her smile that she shared with everyone.

Surviving are her children, Cindy Donald (James), Tina Lukis, and Becky Amos (Pat); stepson, Dennis Mocherman (Faye); stepdaughter, Marcia Sanelle (Tom); sisters, Betty James, Carolyn Tyra, and Bernice Gunter; seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Granville “Bill” Tyra and JT Tyra; and grandson, Ryan.

Services were held Tuesday at Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel in Flora with Pastor Steve Cole officiating. Burial followed at Zion Cemetery near Bringhurst.

Memorials in Dean’s name may be made to ViaQuest Hospice, 726 W. Navajo St., West Lafayette, IN 47906 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana, 50 E. 91st St., Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.

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