Velma "Jean" (Everly)
Cochrane, 81, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away
on Saturday, May 30, 2015 a.m. at the Butler
Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving and
devoted family and friends.
She was born August 16,
1933 in Hickman, Pennsylvania to the late Bernard C.
Everly and Anna T. (Young) Everly.
Mrs. Cochrane was the owner
of Jean's Personal Care Home in Evans City, Pa for
26 years, retiring June 1, 2001. Mrs. Cochrane was a
life member and on the Board of Directors for
Residential Care Associates of Pennsylvania and also
served as President of Western Division Residential
Care Associates of Pennsylvania. She had a love for
racing owning her own "8c" dirt modified race car
close to 2 decades with winning many championships.
Mrs. Cochrane was an assistant instructor of
ballroom dancing for ABC Dance Studio's in Butler
and Evans City, Pennsylvania. She enjoyed spending
time with her family. Mrs. Cochrane attended First
United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Cochrane is survived
by two daughters, Gail Jeanine McCance and her
husband William of Butler, PA and Deborah Jean
Nicholas of Fombell, PA; one son Galen C. Cochrane;
seventeen grandchildren especially, Derek and
Savannah McCance; a number great grandchildren, and
nieces and nephews; and one brother, Donald D.
Everly and his wife Phyllis of Chicora, PA.; and her
faithful and loving grand puppy Sawyer.
In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Galen
"Mickey" Cochrane, whom she married June 1, 1963 and
who passed away September 16, 1967; two sons,
Timothy A. Nicholas and Daniel R. Nicholas; her
sister Joann; and her brother Clyde.
Friends will be received Saturday, June 6,
2015 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North
Street, Butler, PA. A memorial service will
be held immediately following at 11:00 a.m. at the
funeral home with Pastor Eric Park and Pastor Tim
Goodman of First United Methodist Church
officiating. A dinner will be held at First United
Methodist Church, 200 East North Street, Butler, PA
for family and friends immediately following the
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to the American Heart
Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty
Avenue, Suite 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or to the
Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh,