Velma "Jean" (Everly) Cochrane

August 16, 1933 ~ May 30, 2015


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 memorial service.

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, PA




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