Shirley Ann (Bigley) Cochran

Born: Tue., Mar. 31, 1936
Died: Sun., Apr. 16, 2017


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 19, 2017
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Apr. 20, 2017
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Shirley A. Cochran       Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother
Eldred-  Shirley Ann Cochran, 81, of McCrea Brook Rd, passed away Sunday (April 16th, 2017) at Lakeview Senior Care in Smethport.
Born March 31st, 1936 in Bradford she was a daughter of William and Ruth Goodman Bigley.  On April 7th, 1956 in Port Allegany she married Frank C. Cochran, who survives.
Shirley attended Eldred High School and was a lifelong resident of the Eldred area.  She had been employed by Jaguar Manufacturing in Smethport, but spent most of her career as the produce manager at Jim’s Shopwise  in Eldred, retiring in 2003.
Mrs. Cochran was an active member and past president of the Eldred American Legion Post 887 Women’s Auxiliary.   She enjoyed gardening and following NASCAR, especially her favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family.  
Surviving in addition to her husband of 61 years are two sons, William (Julie) Cochran of Duke Center, Douglas (Paula) Cochran of Coudersport;  and two daughters, Vicky Cochran of Eldred and Karen (Dan) Smith of Eldred;  seven grandchildren, Matthew (Brandy) Smith, Williamsport, PA,  Michael Smith, Eldred, Cody (Nikki) Cochran, Duke Center, Chelsea (Nathan) Thomas, Eldred, Jocelyn Cochran, JeJu Island, South Korea,  Cassie Cochran, Dentin TX,  Benjamin and Sarah Cochran of Coudersport;  four great grandchildren; Kayden and Kameron Smith, Williamsport, Conner and Wyatt Thomas, Eldred; and three brothers, Wade (Sam) Bigley of Eldred, Peter (Ida) Bigley of Eldred and Paul (Jan) Bigley of Smethport.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Charles, and William Jr. “Mort” Bigley; and two sisters, Alice Weaver and Patricia Drabert.
Friends may call Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating.  Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the : Frank and Shirley Cochran American Legion Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 134, Eldred, PA 16731.
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Brandy eckenroad
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Thoughts and prayers sent your way in this difficult time. She was such a nice lady.

Grace McDivitt
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
I would like to express my condolences to Shirley's friends and relatives. She will be greatly missed.

Valerie & Duane Watson and Family
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Hold on tight to your wonderful memories of Shirley. Lean on your family and friends for comfort and strength and always remember how much we love you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

James and Jennie Lash
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Vicky and family, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you

Jim and Cheryl Eaton
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Sorry for your loss. What a great lady she was.

Karen Higley
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Frank and his family. Shirley was a wonderful lady and a great friend. we had great times at the Legion. She always would brighten up the room with her beautiful smile... she will be missed and leaves us all with happy memories.

Mike Bell
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Bill - so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I'll keep you and Julie in my prayers.