Kohl, Clara (nee Krupa) of North Java, peacefully entered into rest in her home on September 14, 2022, at the age of 92. Daughter of the late Joseph and Agata (Sowa) Krupa; wife of the late Courtney “Cork” Kohl, mother of the late Albert C. Kohl and mother-in-law of the late Doug Royce. She is also predeceased by 2 brothers – Mathew Krupa (WW II) and Chester (Bernice) Krupa and 3 sisters – Florence (Leo) Kolek, Lottie (Charles) Capage, and Jean (Tom) Samer.
Survived by daughters Linda (Rick) George, Cheryl “Bags” Kohl (Tracy Shiltz), and Annette (Curtis) Clark, grandchildren Heidi (Tom) Behr, Kristofer George, and Stacey (Matt) Herod, Jessica Johnston and great grandson Elias, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Clara worked for the former Warner Juneby Case Company on Michigan Ave., Buffalo for 7 years on the factory line putting the pillows into jewelry boxes. Later, after her children were grown, she became a waitress at the Valley Inn, Warsaw. She thoroughly enjoyed the job and interacting with her customers. She loved being a member of the Ladies Sodality at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Darien Center, NY where her embroidered pillowcases with the crocheted edging were a requested item at church bazaars. She also enjoyed being a Girl Scout Leader in Darien Center where she worked with the girls in her troop to earn their badges.
Upon moving to North Java, Clara became a 4H leader and took pleasure in teaching the girls in her group how to cook. As a volunteer for the North Java Fire Dept, she was known for her Crazy Crust Cherry Pie. She was proud to be a Eucharistic minister, a member of Our Lady Lourdes, a 4th and 5th grade Religious Education teacher at St. Nicholas Church. She became a member of the Tri-town senior citizens group and looked forward to monthly meetings and visiting with friends. She also was a member of the Six Star Post American Legion in Strykersville. Clara especially looked forward to planning and going on bus trips with her sisters and friends. They had a lot of fun adventures that she spoke about for years. She loved gardening with her husband, and they shared their harvest with many friends and family, including her dilled green tomatoes. She also enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills and the World Series games, doing jigsaw, Wonderword and Daily Jumble puzzles.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 3 PM to 7 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 3854 Main Street, Strykersville, NY 14145.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Office for the Aging, in Clara’s name, 8 Perry, Ave. Warsaw, NY 14569. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.