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Kraft Funeral Service

708 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

Judy Bocard Cochran

June 29, 1935August 19, 2020
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Judy Bocard Cochran, 85 years of age passed away on August 19, 2020. She was born June 29, 1935 in New Albany, Indiana to the late Fred J. and Imogene Bocard. She was the first female matron for the Floyd County Sheriff Department, an administrator with the Naval Ordinance Plant, and was a legal secretary for Naville, Crumbo & Leist Law Firm. Judy also worked in the New Albany City Clerk’s office for many years, an administrator at IUS and was retired from the Floyd County Health Department. She was a member of the Floyd County Democratic Party and Women’s Club.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William C. “Bill” Cochran; and a sister, Phyllis Calkins.

Survivors include children, Sherry Lee Cochran, Rex Charles Cochran and Richard Paul Cochran (Mary Beth); a brother, Gary Bocard (Sandy); grandchildren, Meagan Elizabeth Donald (Scott), Molly Ann McDonald (J.J.), Maria Nicole Harritt (Hunter), Melinda Kathleen Cochran, Braidy Charles Cochran, Cory James Cochran (Alyssa), Andrea Lynn Stuthers; six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews..

Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Service will be held 11:00 am Monday, August 24, 2020 at the funeral home chapel with entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to Amedisys Hospice, 305 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 (www.amedisys.com)

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 24, 2020

  • Entombment

    Monday, August 24, 2020

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Carla Alvarez

August 24, 2020

Sherry,

I’m sorry to learn of your mom’s passing! I remember how close you were to both of your parents and I know too how you will miss not having them! May you find peace in your sorrow!

Jo Ann Wells

August 24, 2020

Ms. Judy was a fun, kind, loving mother and wife; I loved to play cards with her. Judy stayed young at heart til the end of her life. I will miss her, love you Judy. Jo Ann Walters-Wells

Buddy and Margaret Ray

August 24, 2020

Rick and the rest of the Cochran family, we are so very sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you through these difficult times.

Douglas England

August 23, 2020

Had the honor of working with you in off while I was Mayor.You always had a kind word for most of us.She worked in Kay Garry’s office.During the political times she was always helpful to me and especially Bill,,because of him working with me and the city , he presented us with many financial grants.To you and Bill the city isn’t the same . Thanks you both,May you Rest In Peace and will meet again someday🙏

Rick Zoeller

August 23, 2020

Sherry, Rex, & Rick - please accept my sincere condolences. You are in my prayers at this very difficult time. In my opinion, while I didn't know your Mother well, I truly believe that good things come from good people. Each of you are evidence of what good parents you had. May God continue to bless you. Take care!

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