West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Barbara Cochran
Barbara Cochran

Barbara (Youngman) Cochran was born the daughter of George Albert Youngman and Delores (Sciberras) Youngman on January 24, 1935 in Senglea, Malta, and departed this life on March 7, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 79 years.

She was united in marriage on July 19, 1958 at Norwich, England, to Archie Ray Cochran, who preceded her in death on July 7, 1979.

She is survived by her four children, Debbie Lee Miller and husband, Steven of Cabot, Arkansas, Kimberly Sue Hart and husband, Jim of Thayer, Missouri, George Ray Cochran and wife, Sheron of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Pamela Marie Busch and husband, Danny of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; twelve grandchildren, Justin Roldan of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Noah Roldan and wife, Courtney of Cabot, Arkansas, Amy Torres of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jessica Parker and husband, Justin of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Amy Scott and husband, Sam of Batesville, Arkansas, James Hart of Tallahassee, Florida, Joseph Hart of Springfield, Missouri, Brandon Couchman and wife, Jessica of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Nicole Cochran of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Shaina Turner and husband, Travis of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Daniel Busch and wife, Heather of Salem, Arkansas, and Kylee Leath and husband, Andrew of Jonesboro, Arkansas; nineteen great grandchildren; one sister, Carrie Dent and husband, Freddie of England; several nieces, nephews, and other loved relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Archie Ray; one sister, Gladys Woodcock; and one brother, Richard Brekkon.

Barbara was an avid shopper of clothes, shoes and plants. She was a constant knitter, never sitting still. Ladies at aerobics, nor Sweetie, could keep up with her.

She was a member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ with faith in the promises of Jesus, her Saviour.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister-in-law and nana, as well as, a dear friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Cochran will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Randy Ward and Lee Moses officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Thayer on Monday, March 10th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory, may be made to CHILDREN’S HOMES INC., 5515 Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR  72450-3319  or, to the Merchant Seamen Wooly Cap Project at FMI, P.O. Box 6247, Norfork, VA  23508.  Contributions may be sent by mail or  left at the funeral home in Thayer.



  1. Nancy Landes
    March 10, 2014 @ 5:14 pm

    Debbie, Kim, George and Pam-
    So sorry to hear of your sweet Mother passing- I will always hold fond
    memories of her. She always had time to talk and laugh with me. She spoke highly
    of her children. I will keep your family in my prayers.

    Love to all- Nancy Landes


    • Kim(Cochran) Hart
      March 12, 2014 @ 2:19 am

      Dearest Nancy,
      I will make sure my sister Debbie reads your message. I remember you too. Thanks for your loving remembrance of Mom.


  2. Joel Wheeler
    March 12, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    Sue and I send our deepest and sincere sympathy. Barbara was a wonderful person who loved her family. May God comfort your hearts with loving memories of this beautiful lady. God bless. Joel and Sue Wheeler


    • Kim(Cochran) Hart
      March 16, 2014 @ 7:22 am

      We are thankful and encouraged in the lives that my mother has touched. Thank-you for your thoughts of love.


  3. Stannie Kimble
    March 12, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

    Pam and Family,
    I have very fond memories of your moms, contagious smile, and her laughter. May God give you comfort. He holds her now, but she will always be in your hearts.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Stannie Kimble


    • Kim(Cochran) Hart
      March 16, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      Thank-you Stannie. May the memories of our mom always make you smile!


  4. Joanne Rivers
    March 12, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

    Praying for the family as they mourn the loss of a wonderful mother. I knew her as Mrs. C.. Loved her much! Comforted in knowing I will see her again one day in glory.


  5. Kim(Cochran) Hart
    March 16, 2014 @ 7:18 am

    Love you Jo. We feel God’s strength as friends and family pray at the throne of grace.


  6. Shanna Kellett
    March 23, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

    I Just learned of this.. My name is Shanna and I am Sweetie’s Groomer in Thayer. I have known Your mom and “brother” for years! I am so so saddened to hear this news. I absolutely LOVED Miss Barbara! She always had big smiles and laughter for me over the last 6 years! I am going to miss her greatly. God bless you all and I will pray for your family for that peace that passes all understanding that he promises us. God bless you all! Shanna


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