Louise Cochran, 87, of Jerseyville, and formerly of rural Greenfield, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
She was born Sept. 6, 1921, in Medora, to Roy and Vivian Barnett Walters. She married Leroy Cochran on April 25, 1942, in St. Charles, Mo., and he preceded her in death in July 2005.
She was a loving mother to her three surviving children, Phyllis (Rupert) Ogden of Jerseyville, Lincoln (Gean) Cochran of Springfield and Leon (Becky) Cochran of Greenfield. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, June (George) Huff of Alton; and two brothers, Paul (deceased wife, Pat) Walters of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Darrell (Evelyn) Walters of Medora. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Esther Loy.
Mrs. Cochran and her husband farmed their entire lives in the Greenfield area. She attended Normal University and taught school in Greene County for three years. She was a gentle and hard working lady who loved to sew, garden, read and quilt. She will be remembered for her beautiful handwriting and intricate needlework. She was a member of the Faith Bible Church in Greenfield, where she was a dedicated and devoted Christian.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, west of Greenfield. Memorials are suggested to the Faith Bible Church, United Methodist Church in Jerseyville or Rose Hill Cemetery.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier from July 27 to July 29, 2009