Enis L. Kocisek

Enis L. Kocisek, 101, of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away January 16, 2021.
She was born on July 21, 1919, in the City of London, England to Anthony and Antonietta Costella. She emigrated to the USA in February 1955 to marry Englebert (Bert) Kocisek. They raised their family in Homestead, Florida.
She was a gifted tailor and seamstress. She was known for her indelible sweetness and caring nature. Always smiling, laughing and so very thoughtful to remember everything about you, a woman with a very kind and compassionate spirit. An avid reader, lover of chocolate and fan of British shows.
She is survived by her four daughters, Lorraine and Mike Purcell (Pt St Lucie, FL), Denise and Kevin Baker (Independence, MO), Audrie and Tim Wenger (Lawrence) and Connie K. Grob (Lawrence). Her grandchildren, Mark and Alissa Grett, Laura Grett, Elizabeth Friend, Melanie Steffen, Marshall Grob and Spencer Grob. Her great-grandchildren, Mason, Amelia, and Evelyn Grett. Her nieces and nephews, Christine Copp (Lawrence), Janet and Jim Christiano (Huntington Beach, CA), John and Avril Costella (London) and Frank and Toni Costella (London).

We want to thank Emalea Muller, Arbor Court residents and staff, VNA Hospice, LMH Palliative Care and Medicalodges in Eudora for the wonderful care and support.
No funeral services will be held due to COVID 19, but a celebration of her life and legacy will be planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County Senior Services and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain, 120 W. 13th street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

8 Condolences

  1. Bette Murrell on January 18, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Connie (and your entire family),
    We are saddened to learn of your Mother’s passing and will be keeping you in our prayers. What an amazing woman she was and how deeply she will be missed.
    Dave & Bette

  2. Lindsey and John Pendry on January 18, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Audrie and Connie,
    What an amazing lady your Mom was – raising four girls – two of which I know are amazing themselves!! She will always be with you ….. all our love, prayers and thoughts are with you.
    John and Lindsey Pendry

  3. Patricia Lechtenberg on January 18, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Audrie and Connie and all your family,
    How blessed to have such a wonderful mother for so much of your life. Treasure all your happy memories.
    Pat and Michael Lechtenberg

  4. Kristie Oliveira on January 19, 2021 at 5:21 am

    Lorraine and All Your Sister’s and Family;
    So very sorry for Your Loss. Your Mom was quite a Woman!
    I remember well Her smile & laugh! I also remember how easy it was to get Her to “giggle”!! I remember helping Lorraine defrost the freezer one day and while we were waiting on it, Enis making us tuna fish sandwiches!! Some how they always tasted better! I know how hard it is to say Bye, But what a Gift Heaven has got! She will be waiting for All of You!
    God be with You All and may He give You, Peace, & Comfort, Kristie Moran Oliveira

  5. Donna Gilbert Riley on January 19, 2021 at 6:34 am

    Lorraine and family, how blessed to have your Mom for 101 years. I remember her as kind, sweet and hospitaple lady. I loved that english accent.. She will be greatly missed but has left a treasure of memories with you.

  6. Grace Cooper on January 19, 2021 at 8:47 am


    My condolences to you on the loss of your mother.

  7. Janet christiano on January 19, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    My dear Aunt Enis, we will miss you dearly. My condolences to all my cousins, she lived a full life. Between her and my Dad, the stories they told of their childhood and during the war always mesmerized me. I could listen to them all day. That is a generation of strong men and women. Hope to celebrate her life with you all.

  8. Dareld and Martha Albright on January 20, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Our Sincere Sympathy to the Family of Enis Kocisek she was able to live a full life.
    She had a great family and our love goes out to each one of You at this time of
    Sorrow. Martha remembers dearly the many years she had coffee with Enis and
    Hilda. They had great times together. She will be dearly missed .

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