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BARBARA “JOAN” MARKLEY COCHRAN, age 81 years, a resident of Beverly, WV departed this life Tuesday evening, November 22, 2011 at the Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins, WV surrounded by her family following an extended illness.

She was born Friday, September 19, 1930 at Wolfe Summit, WV a daughter of the late Hurley Ray and Rosa Jane Hall Markley. On September 12, 1947 at Lick Run, Webster County, WV she was married to Clinton Eugene Cochran, who preceded her in death November 11, 1995. Surviving are two sons, Mark Cochran, Beverly; Carl Cochran, Warrenton, MO; four daughters, Charlotte Payne and late husband Wayne, O’Fallon, MO; Jeannie Collett and husband Dick, Dailey; Pamela Deem and husband Bill, Clarksburg; and Barbara Jane “Barbie” Cochran, Parkersburg; two sisters, Dorothy Groves, Oklahoma City, OK; Ruth Tanner, Clearwater, FL; two brothers, Harold “Bud” Markley, Oregon, OH; Bill Markley, Mustange, OK; seven grandchildren, Michael Payne, O’Fallon, MO; Gene Payne, Wright City, MO; Christopher Heflin, Beverly; Brandy Williams, Coalton; Angie Knight, Doddridge Co; Billy Deem, Stonewood; and Matthew Cochran, Norton; seven great grandchildren, Cassidy Payne, Wright City, MO; Cameron Tyre, Huttonsville; Miranda Lazorick, Shinnston; Brennon Heflin, Beverly; Abby Williams, Coalton; Colton Shingleton, Shinnston; and Cody Dodd, Reynoldsville and one great great grandchild, Michael “Tre`” Lazorick, Shinnston.

Preceding her in death are two sisters, Betty White and Janet Cool and one brother, Earl “Sonny” Markley.

She attended the schools of Webster County, and was a homemaker. Joan was a lifelong seamstress and quilter. She collected Fenton Glass with her daughters for years. She loved to cook for her family and friends. If you left Joan’s home hungry it was your own fault. She will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Cochran’s’ request for cremation was honored. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date with interment at the Big Run Cemetery at Diana, WV. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, Randolph County Unit, in care of Jennifer Bennett, 47 Turkey Run Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

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