OBITUARY

Tammy Lea Cochran

July 8, 1967January 5, 2021

Tammy Lea Cochran age 53 passed away peacefully January 5th, 2021 in Olathe, KS due to cancer. She was born July 8th, 1967 in Olathe, KS to Ed and Linda Phegley. She married her soulmate James E. Cochran in June of 1985.

Tammy loved her family. She would always put others needs before her own. She was a very giving and loving woman. She shared her love of food and watching cooking shows with her best friend and brother; Eddie and her mother Linda who preceded her in death in 2008. Tammy was so strong and didn’t always realize her own strength. Her family leaned on her so much for love, support and guidance. We are all grateful for this gift she gave to each and every one of us.

Tammy worked for Corporate Cleaning Group at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS for almost 17 years. She was very dedicated to her job and the responsibilities of being a supervisor. Her dedication and hard work made her the example employee for CCG on all other accounts.

Growing up Tammy always felt the need to be liked from other children she would give things to other children so they would be friends with her. She carried this giving nature into adulthood. What she didn't realize is that she didn't even have to try for anyone to like her. Every single person that crossed paths with Tammy loved her. They loved her for her kindness, compassion and warmth.

Most of all Tammy loved and adored her children and grandchildren. If you are lucky enough to be present when she gazed into her grandchildren's faces the pure joy radiating from her would blind you.

Tammy is an example of bible verse Proverbs 3:15- She is more precious than jewels and nothing you desire can compare with her. Tammy was definitely precious, sweet, caring and sensitive.

Tammy is preceded in death by her mother Linda J. Phegley, Grandparents Roy and Opal Phegley, Grandparents Troy and Zella Wheeler. She is survived by her husband James E. Cochran, father Edward L. Phegley, sons Cory Cochran and Shawn Cochran, sister; Lisa Cochran and her husband Jerry Cochran, brother Eddie Phegley and four grandchildren Dante, Mason, Axel and Lillian. Plus many nephews and nieces.

  • FAMILY

  • Edward Lee Phegley, Father
  • Linda J. (Wheeler) Phegley, Mother (deceased)
  • James E. Cochran, Husband
  • Cory Cochran, Son
  • Shawn Cochran, Son
  • Lisa Cochran, Sister
  • Jerry Cochran, Brother-in-law
  • Eddie Phegley, Brother

Services

22 January

Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

McGilley & Frye Funeral Home

105 E. Loula Street
Olathe, KS

22 January

"Celebration of Life"

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

McGilley & Frye Funeral Home

105 E. Loula Street
Olathe, KS

Memories

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Shawn Cochran

January 17, 2021

My mother was a beautiful woman with a beautiful smile. She was a strong woman with a beautiful mind. She had all the answers to all the problems in the world, and she always knew how to make anyone's day better by her presence alone, Especially mine. She was a woman who put everyone's wants and needs before her own and had such a large heart that everyone adored her. I have millions of amazing memories of my mother, its almost impossible to sum up even my favorites.i would say that her laugh and smile were the best memories of her. Ill never forget my mothers laugh because when my mom was happy and laughing it made me feel like all problems in life we non existent because she was happy. So it made me happy to see her happy. I miss you every second of everyday mom. You will forever be with me always. I love you so dearly ❤

Your Donal duck

Shelly Busick

January 16, 2021

I worked with Tammy at COR. Tammy was a awesome lady to work with. Tammy was a good friend and a great listener. We would talk a lot about our grandkids. Tammy loved her grandkids and family so very much. Tammy had a very loving, caring and sweet spirit. You will truly be missed love you. I pray peace and comfort over the family.

Laura Lust

January 15, 2021

Tammy has been in my Heart since the day she was born. I Love youTammy so much. I can hear your laugh and honestly, never saw you without a smile. As the Wheeler family branched out, we All came together for every holiday, The Best Memories. Tammy and her sister Lisa were my Flowergirls in 1972. Tammy has her mother's spirit which was filled with So much Love, Kindness and Understanding. I Pray you still feel the Love in my Heart for You. I patiently wait to be with you again.
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Aunt Laura

Raelene Herndon

January 15, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Tammy at the Church of the Resurrection for many years. Tammy took great pride in her work at the church and was always willing to go the extra mile. She quietly, behind the scenes, touched thousands of lives through her work, never looking for or expecting any recognition. For those of us who worked with her, though, we appreciated all she did and the servant heart with which she did it. She was a blessing to us all, and to me personally. She was a shining light in this world. My deepest condolences to her family.

Tracey Blake

January 15, 2021

I first met Tammy as my new boss at Church of the Resurrection, I instantly liked and connected with her. Tammy was a great boss, an understanding and a caring person. She dearly loved her family and would do anything to help her employees. She had a great laugh and was easy to talk to, she cared enough to always ask "How are you doing?". I will miss her easy laugh, caring heart and wonderful leadership. Heaven has gained another angel. Praying blessings and comfort for her wonderful family members.

Pat Hendrickson

January 14, 2021

I love Tammy. She was a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. I will miss seeing her in the back yard and talking with her and miss the luncheons we would have.

Eddie Phegley

January 14, 2021

I have so many found memories of shopping with my sister. Every time we would go shopping we would always end up eating at one of her favorite restaurants "The Cheesecake Factory". We have done this for many years since mom passed. I still remember what she would order. It was good quality time for us siblings to catch up with each other on things that were going on in our lives. I will always cherish having these moments with my sister.

Eddie Phegley

January 13, 2021

One of my earliest and fondest memories of my sister and I was many years ago I had to be at least four or five years old. Our father worked nights so he would sleep during the day. Tammy would sneak into his room and take the keys to the car and she took me to McDonald’s to get ice cream and then we went to Olathe Lake and sat on the hood of her car and just gazed at the view of the lake and talked. We had years of beautiful memories but this one is one of the earliest I could remember. I will cherish every memory I have of my sister, my best friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
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Tammy at her son Shawn's high school graduation party.

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Tammy at her son Shawn's high school graduation party.

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Tammy and her brother Eddie

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Tammy with her baby brother, Eddie.

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Tammy and her husband James.

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Tammy with Grandpa Wheeler.

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Tammy and Eddie

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Tammy on Christmas showing her Wonder woman doll.

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Tammy and her sister Lisa.

Biography

Tammy Lea Cochran age 53 passed away peacefully January 5th, 2021 in Olathe, KS due to cancer. She was born July 8th, 1967 in Olathe, KS to Ed and Linda Phegley. She married her soulmate James E. Cochran in June of 1985.

Tammy loved her family. She would always put others needs before her own. She was a very giving and loving woman. She shared her love of food and watching cooking shows with her best friend and brother; Eddie and her mother Linda who preceded her in death in 2008. Tammy was so strong and didn’t always realize her own strength. Her family leaned on her so much for love, support and guidance. We are all grateful for this gift she gave to each and every one of us.

Tammy worked for Corporate Cleaning Group at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS for almost 17 years. She was very dedicated to her job and the responsibilities of being a supervisor. Her dedication and hard work made her the example employee for CCG on all other accounts.

Growing up Tammy always felt the need to be liked from other children she would give things to other children so they would be friends with her. She carried this giving nature into adulthood. What she didn't realize is that she didn't even have to try for anyone to like her. Every single person that crossed paths with Tammy loved her. They loved her for her kindness, compassion and warmth.

Most of all Tammy loved and adored her children and grandchildren. If you are lucky enough to be present when she gazed into her grandchildren's faces the pure joy radiating from her would blind you.

Tammy is an example of bible verse Proverbs 3:15- She is more precious than jewels and nothing you desire can compare with her. Tammy was definitely precious, sweet, caring and sensitive.

Tammy is preceded in death by her mother Linda J. Phegley, Grandparents Roy and Opal Phegley, Grandparents Troy and Zella Wheeler. She is survived by her husband James E. Cochran, father Edward L. Phegley, sons Cory Cochran and Shawn Cochran, sister; Lisa Cochran and her husband Jerry Cochran, brother Eddie Phegley and four grandchildren Dante, Mason, Axel and Lillian. Plus many nephews and nieces.