Cora Heflin Kohlhoss of Leesburg, VA died peacefully on June 14, 2017.
Born on her grandfather Heflin’s Rock Hill Farm in Lucketts, VA on November 28, 1916, she was the oldest of nine children of Charles Marshall and Nellie A. Heflin. She attended school in Poolesville, MD, where she met her husband Matthew Kohlhoss.
On August 18, 1935, Cora and Matt were married at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg, VA. They settled in Alexandria, VA where their daughter Ellen Jane and son Matthew Jr. were born. During WWII Cora worked at the Army Map Services in Bethesda, MD. After the war, she stayed home with the children on their farm in Lucketts until they went to college. She then returned to work at the Map Service until she retired in June 1975. As a lifelong member of St. James Church, she taught Sunday School, assisted in the Children’s Choir and served on the Alter Guild. She was also very active in other Episcopal churches in the area. She helped in the restoration and reopening of Christ Church in Lucketts and assisted in the planting of St. David’s Church in Ashburn, serving on both Altar Guilds.
She is survived by her daughter Ellen Jane K. Flynn, son Matthew L. Kohlhoss, Jr., granddaughters Susan Anne K. Luprano of Montreal and Sunney J. Kohlhoss of Chicago, her great granddaughters Emma and Ella Luprano, sister Mae H. Holcomb, brother Thomas E. Heflin, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on July 21 at 11:00 am at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg.
In Memoriam, contributions may be made in her name to the Altar Guild of St. James Episcopal church, Christ Episcopal Church or St. David’s Episcopal Church. www.colonialfuneralhome.com