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Carol JoAnn (Cora) Golden

December 29, 1944 ~ October 7, 2018 (age 73)


Carol JoAnn Golden, 73, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at her home.

She was born December 29, 1944, in Jacksonville, Florida, daughter of A J and Ruby Marlen Cora. She and Jerry Wayne Golden were married April 9, 1974 in Tijuana, Mexico. He passed away Feb. 7, 2010.

Carol was a graduate of Cape Central High School. She and Jerry lived in California for a number of years and returned to Jackson in 1988. Carol worked as a cook at Jackson Manor and she and Jerry also worked as custodians at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson and Cape Girardeau.

Loving survivors include a son, Greg Cotner of California; two daughters, Laura (Bill) Moore of New Wells and Tammy Gant of Cape Girardeau; a step son, Jerry (Leslie) Golden of Jackson; a step-daughter, Michele (Dan) Klein of DuQuoin, Illinois; nine grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, a son, Jeff Cotner, and two brothers, Terry and Jerry Cora.

The memorial visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The family suggests that contributions be made to McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center to help with funeral expenses.  For your convenience, click on "Appeal for Donations" in the green box under Carol's picture to make your contribution on-line.

Donations may be made to:

McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center to aid the family with final expenses
640 West Independence Street, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-2424

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