Lula Martin Cochran, 91, of Taylorsville, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.
A native of Spencer County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Forrest "Joe" and Martha Ellen Redmon Martin and the widow of Earl Arthur Cochran.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Taylorsville where she formerly taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school and training union. An educator by profession, she began her 39-year teaching career in Spencer County, teaching first through the eighth grades, initially at the Fairview School and then at Little Mount. She then went to Mount Eden in Shelby County to teach the first through the fourth grades. She later taught in Jefferson County at Cane Run Elementary, Bates Elementary, and at Fern Creek High School, where she taught English.
Her memberships also included Taylorsville Chapter 366 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Spencer County Historical Society, and she was the former treasurer for both of those organizations. She was also a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, the Spencer County Retired Teachers Association, and the Western Kentucky University Alumni Association.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by eight brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include her brothers, B. F. Martin, and his wife, Betty, of Taylorsville, and Weldon Martin and his wife, Shirley of Louisville; her sister, Irene Bowman and her husband, Walter, of Bardstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services: Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Taylorsville with Pastor Mavis Bennett officiating. Interment: Valley Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, the Western Kentucky University Foundation, 1906 College Heights Boulevard, No. 21016, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1016, or to the church of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.halltaylorfuneralhomes.com.