Laura Samantha Kukucka, born March 8, 1977, died Tuesday December 1, 2009 peacefully ending her battle with cancer. She was born in Oberlin, OH and graduated from Olentangy High School. She received her B.A. in communication from The Ohio State University. She worked for the State of Ohio in the Dept. of Administration Services. Her hobbies were reading, crosswords and New York Yankee Baseball. Survived by husband, Phillip Michael Kukucka; son, Jacob Benjamin Cooley; mother, Patricia “Poopsie” Sheffield; father, Clinton Lawrence Sheffield. Laura fought a very courageous battle against cancer. She never would give in, and loved everyday to its fullest. She was always full of life, even to her last days. She was always kind, supportive and understanding, and would put others’ feelings first. She will be missed beyond what words can describe. We all love you very much and will be always thinking of you. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to To sign and view the on-line register, visit