Margaret Ethel Cochran


Margaret Cochran, 98, of Wurtland, died July 5, 2019, in Trinity Station Retirement Home following a short illness.
She was born May 12, 1921, in Greenup County, Ky., a daughter of the late Clifford and Nellie Stafford.
She attended Ashland Junior College and worked in the County Clerks Office before moving to Tacoma Washington where her husband was stationed during WWII.
She was a retired beautician, practicing into her 70's from her beauty shop at home. A life member of the Wurtland United Church, she was the last living charter member of Wurtland United Methodist Church, a life member of the United Methodist Women, a member of Greenup County Historical Society, and active in the Woman's Clubs of Wurtland and Flatwoods.
Margaret had a beautiful alto voice and loved to sing. She was part of a gospel quartet that performed for many years in the Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jim Cochran.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Matheny (Al Swett) of Oakton, Va., and Sharon Harris of Lexington, Ky.; two sons, Tom Cochran (Linda) and Joe Cochran (Vickie Huff) of Berryville, Va.; 14 grandchildren, Bruce Matheny, Marie Matheny Sinks, Brent Harris, Joe Harris, Blake Harris, Heather Harris, Alexious Osumenya, Ariel Osumenya Houston, Amelia Harris, Matt Cochran, Tonya Cochran Wenz, Adam Cochran, Kristin Cochran Allen, Aaron Cochran; and 17 great-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren and 2 step great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Bailey Family Funeral Home, Flatwoods, Ky., with visitation from 1 until 3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in the Stafford Cemetery in Wurtland, Ky. There will be a reception following the service at the funeral home.
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Published on July 8, 2019
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Diana Luther Prater
Jul 10, 2019
Mrs. Cochran was my First Sunday School teacher at the Wurtland Methodist Church when I was 6 years old. She had a way of telling Bible stories that made you feel like you were right there. For me, she made those stories come to life guess you could say that Margaret laid the foundation for me inviting Jesus into my heart. I hated when I was promoted to another class but soon found out that WMC was Blessed with an army of strong, loving and dedicated Christians. I will always cherished Margaret’s Christian guidance and for love me. I have NO doubt that her dedication to the Lord has granted her a place in Heaven. Special thanks to her family (for sharing their mother with all of us k...ids) and Love goes out to her family especially Tom and Linda. Margaret—my life is better for knowing you. Love DianaRead more