Brenda Cochran

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Brenda Cochran

SIKESTON Brenda Kay Ward Cochran, 73, died Feb. 27, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

Born Sept. 21, 1946, in Matthews, daughter of the late Charles Burris and Violet Westmoland Ward, she had lived her entire life in Sikeston where she was a 1964 graduate of Sikeston High School. She was employed for over 39 years as a nurse with Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Survivors include: two sons, John Charles (Kimberley) Cochran of Holts Summit and Darrell (Kia) Cochran of Jackson; two daughters, Patricia Ann Cochran of Sikeston and Paula Sue (Ervin) Shull of Meridian, Miss; one sister, Dorothy Ward Thompson of Blodgett; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth Mouser, Wendell Ward, Charles Ward and Gary Ward; and three sisters, Lettamae Holt, Barbara Culpepper and Georgia Cooper.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bethel Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Billy Davis will officiate.

Private burial will follow in the New Morley Cemetery under the direction McMikle Funeral Home of Sikeston.

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