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Obituary: Mary Lou Cochran, High Point, N.C.

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Mary Lou Cochran, 77, went home to meet her Lord and Savior on August 19, 2013. Her husband, Glenn, son, Michael Cochran, and daughter, Connie Jo Truitt, preceded Mary Lou in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Belinda Walter and Billie Lineberry, as well as son, Ron Cochran. Mary Lou and Glenn were married for 55 years after being childhood sweethearts in Columbus, Indiana. Their marriage produced 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren who she loved very much.

Mary Lou was very proud of her nursing career that started in 1957 after graduation from the Indianapolis General Hospital School of Nursing. Her love of nursing later produced four nurses in her family. Even in recent years she was happy to answer any medical questions posed to her. Mary Lou was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Mary Lou would be the first to tell you that while we all mourn our loss of her, she now has a strong, healthy, pain-free body in Heaven and we too can join her later if only we believe as she did on Nov. 6, 1968.

A very special thanks goes out to the staff at High Point Regional Hospital, High Point Place and the Hospice Home of High Point. The incredible care she and the family received was extraordinary and was a true testament to community love.

It was Mary Lou’s wish that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in her honor to Gideon’s International. A family ceremony will be held in September in Columbus, IN, where Mary Lou’s ashes will be co-mingled with Glenn’s for interment. As their lives were always intertwined by love, so will their final resting places.


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