Memorial contributions can be made to
Union Point Cemetery
in care of Sheldon Funeral Home.
Jo Ann (Hair) Cochran, age 84, was
born in Butler, Missouri on March 7,
1929, to Abba and Hazel (Crosslen)
Hair and passed away April 2, 2013
after a twenty-nine month illness.
She was one of eleven children and
she grew up in the Butler and Adrian
areas. Jo Ann was baptized at the age of
twelve. Jo Ann attended school up to the
eighth grade. At sixteen years old Jo Ann
worked as a nurse. She worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas
City, Missouri, General Hospital in Clinton, Missouri, Nevada
Hospital in Nevada, Missouri and Osceola Hospital for Dr.
Giesler in Osceola, Missouri, and retired from nursing in 1968.
Jo Ann met Merle Cochran and was married on March 12,
1948 in Independence, Missouri. Jo Ann loved to cook large
meals for her family and neighbors as well as gardening and
sewing. She helped on her farm for thirty-eight years selling
Grade A milk and dairy farming, serving three years on the FHA
board before retiring in 1990.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Bud; four
sisters, Margaret, Betty, Mary and Sally; and one infant
daughter, Katherine Loraine in 1954.
Jo Ann is survived by her husband of sixty-five years, Merle
of the home; one son, Buell of El Dorado Springs, Missouri;
three grandchildren, Scott Cochran, Shelly Breedlove, and
Misty Cochran; five great grandchildren, Tylan, Brittany, Blake,
William and Zoyie; four sisters, Peggy of Windsor, Missouri,
Katy, Linda, Judy, all from Kansas City, Missouri; one brother,
William of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; and a host of friends.