Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2005

Robert I. Cochran

1924-2005

April 14, 2005

Services for Robert I. Cochran, 80, Leavenworth, were Friday, April 8, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial was in Sunset Memory Garden.

Mr. Cochran died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Broadway Heights Nursing Home.

He was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Dearing, the son of Kelse W. and Estella F. (DeShields) Cochran.

He married Helen L. Clark on Sept. 2, 1944, in Coffeyville. She died in June 1989.

Mr. Cochran retired from Lansing Correctional Facility, where he was a correctional officer for more than 36 years.

He was a member of First Assembly of God Church, where he was a deacon.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Crosby, Leavenworth, and Connie J. Erlenbaugh, Atchison; a son, Robert D., Leavenworth; two brothers, Kenneth R., Topeka, and Eugene W., Coffeyville; his fiancee, Juanita McKee, Kansas City, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the family, sent in care of the funeral chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048.

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