Laura L. Cochren, 96, Jasper

Laura L. Cochran, 96, of Jasper, died Saturday, October 2, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born near Portersville December 31, 1924, to Charles Henry and Emma E. (Harder) Weber. She married Forrest Cochran May 5, 1951. He died May 12, 1995.

Laura retired in 1983 after working 36 ½ years at Bechtold Book Company in St. Louis. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn Braunecker and Margaret Vogel, and five brothers, Amos, Paul, John, Glenn, and Lloyd Weber.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with burial following at a later date in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Pastor Gerald Frye will officiate.

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