Virginia “Ernestine” Cochran went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, June 3, 2022 at the age of 96. She was a resident of Cedarhurst Senior Living, West Plains, Missouri.
Ernestine was born to Alma Tatum Clinton and Ernest Clinton of Oxford, Arkansas on November 13, 1925.
December 7, 1946 Ernestine Cochran and Marshall Cochran were united in Holy Matrimony. To this union, Elaine Cochran was born.
Over the years they lived in Indianapolis, Indiana, Renton, Washington, West Plains, Missouri. After the death of her family she lived in Lee Summit, Missouri before returning to West Plains.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Cochran in 1994 at the age of 72 and by her daughter, Elaine Cochran in 1995 at the age of 47; her parents and a brother, Jerl Webb.
A service will be held at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be immediately following the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Officiant is Ron Blanks, former pastor.
Pallbearers are Joel Wyatt, Lanny Lewis, Don Cochran, Joey Cochran, Chip Chestnut and Chuck Chestnut.
We want to thank the staff at Cedarhurst, Three Rivers Hospice and Southern Care and Comfort for lovingly providing the care and comfort she needed. She loved each of you.
Vonda Accurso, niece (Matt) and Melanie Wyatt, (Joel) worked diligently and lovingly to provide Ernie’s care over the last several years. Melanie has been like a daughter to her for the last 19 years. While we will miss her greatly, we are happy she is at peace. Ernestine leaves behind “the boy she loves so much” Landry Pitts, who is her adopted grandson. Ernestine leaves a host of nieces and nephews. She created a family of friends who loved her well.