Thelma Marie Cochran, 80, Punxsutawney (formerly Indiana) died Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at her residence.
The daughter of Carl B. Miller and Rosetta Smith and step-father William McCracken, she was born August 29, 1940 in New York City.
Thelma was a member of the Indiana Eagles and Slovak Club. Her interests included crocheting, playing cards, gardening and growing flowers. She attended the Salvation Army Church and donated to many Veteran causes.
Surviving are her sons, John L. (Robin) Cochran, Punxsutawney and Frank L. (Tina) Cochran, Armagh; daughters, Beverly Cochran, Greenville Ga., and Charlene (James) Elliott Jr., Lucernemines; siblings, Sally (Frank) Gruda, Tanoma, Theodore Evans, Indiana, Betty Fair, and her significant other, Joe Eastlick, Ford City, Anna (Richard) Lapsley, Lakewood NY, Irene (Bill) Simmons, Ford City, and Evelyn (John) Lentz, Rural Valley; 14 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Thelma in death were her parents and a son William John Cochran; grandchildren, Francesca Cochran, Stephanie Elliott, and Tucker James; siblings, infant twins, William and Jeanette McCracken and JoAnn Palmer; best friend, Patricia Hill
Friends will be received on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at the John A Lefdahl Funeral Home. An additional hour of visitation be on Friday, 9 to 10 am with funeral service to follow in the Lefdahl Chapel with Rev. Keith Jache, officiating.
Internment in the St. Bernard Cemetery will be private.
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