Annie Cochran

ELMWOOD - Annie Lorene Cochran, 87, of Elmwood passed away and went to be with her Lord and Savior at 5:06 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Proctor Hospital emergency room in Peoria.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1925, in Arkansas to Joseph Fred and Doshia Sanders Anderson. They preceded her in death.

She married Silas "Si" Cochran on June 27, 1942, in Malden, Mo. He survives.

Also surviving are six children, Becky (Chuck) Heaton of Peoria, Barb (Mike) Lubitz of Peoria, Fran (Jim) Ferry of Maquon, Larry (fiancee, Rhonda) Cochran of Hendersonville, N.C., Sheryl (George) Snider of Tucson, Ariz., and Ron (Candy) Cochran of Elmwood; her stepmother, Viola Anderson of Decatur; half sister, Edna Sue (Dee) Morgan of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.

Annie was also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

She retired from the Bel-Wood Nursing Home after 16 years.

She attended Freedom Church in Farmington and loved to cook and garage sale.

But most of all, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, showing her generosity through her hard-working hands and the thoughtful prayers she prayed for everyone.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood, with a visitation one hour prior at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Elmwood.

Memorials may be made to the B.Y.E. Ambulance.

To view Annie's tribute video, or to leave online condolences, please visit

Funeral Home

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home
702 West Main Elmwood, IL 61529
(309) 742-2491

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 20, 2013