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M. Charlene Cochran 1935 - 2014 Basehor, KS

M. Charlene Cochran, age 78 of Basehor, Kansas passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at her home while surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 11 am, Friday, Jan. 10 at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, KS with burial to follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas. The family will receive friends at the visitation from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday evening, Jan. 9, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contribution be made to Grandview Christian Church or Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care in Care of the funeral home.
Charlene was born on February 10, 1935 in Piper, Kansas. She had worked at Bausch & Lomb as an Executive Assistant. Charlene was a member of the Grandview Christian Church. In her retirement she enjoyed participating in many quilting guilds making what many considered Masterpieces. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends of which both were many. She was preceded in death by her husband J. Don Cochran, Sr. , her parents Robert and Mildred Sewell, Sisters Grace Washburn, Millie Johnson and Linda Riley. Survivors include five children; Karen Kaplinger of Overland Park, KS., Vickie Cochran of Raytown, MO., Katherine Grafton (Ned) of Kansas City, KS., J. Don Cochran, Jr. (Peggy) of Basehor, KS., Kimberly Mosier (Mark) of Kansas City, KS., three sisters; Donna Whiles, Roberta Pace and Cheryl Peddicord (Mort), eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one on the way. As well as many nieces and nephews.
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