Mimi (Diane) Cocklin (née Pechous) was born on October 10, 1956 in Canton, Ohio and passed away peacefully in her sleep after a valiant decades-long fight against cancer. An employee at the Hoover Company for 30 years, she retired in 2006. She loved like she had more than just one heart. To know her was to be loved by her. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for anyone; nothing you needed she didn’t have; always on standby with McDonald’s french fries; a truly kind soul. She was the ultimate listener and champion gift-giver. A dance teacher turned stage mom, she helped choreograph for the Northwest TNT show choir, and became a substitute mom to many. Her proudest title however was Grandma. She enjoyed sleepovers and pool parties with her grandkids and traveling extensively to tropical destinations with her devoted husband. Tie-dye was her favorite color. Bonus if a peace sign was included. Halloween was her favorite time of year. She loved all things horror, a passion that will live on in her children and grandchildren, and even did a little real-life ghost hunting from time to time. She loved to relax by reading a good book, like the Harry Potter series, or watching Southpark or anything the Disney Channel had to offer. She was a chocolate enthusiast, a fan of strawberry daiquiris, and, much to the dismay of chefs everywhere, she had a penchant for a charred, well done filet mignon. She was steadfast in her support for any and all of her children’s endeavors and adventures. She will remain a positive guiding light for many and will be deeply missed, but more fondly remembered. In the immortal words of Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan: “Be excellent to each other”.
Preceded in death by her brother, Bill Pechous; Mimi is survived by her husband of 38 years, Doug Cocklin; children, Mike (Lea) Lindower, Sarah (Justin) Yost, Jenn Cocklin; grandchildren, Nathan, Lily, Oliver, Wyatt; brother, Scott (Rosy) Pechous and sister-in-law, Jan Pechous.
Per her wishes cremation has taken place and no services will be held.
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