Mildred Cochren-Sherwood 1913-2017
Mildred Cochren-Sherwood, 104, Holton, died Thursdsay, Nov. 23, 2017, at Medicalodges Jackson County.
She was born June 24, 1913, in Centralia, the daughter of George and Jessie Tate Hales. She attended school in Nemaha County and graduated from Centralia High School. She later graduated from Washburn University with a degree in elementary education.
Mrs. Cochren-Sherwood taught for 32 years, starting in one-room schoolhouses in Nemaha County, then in Pleasant Valley schools, Circleville and Holton elementary schools. She also taught youth Sunday school at Centralia Methodist Church for several years.
She was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church, Circleville UMW, Jackson County Retired Teachers, Friends of Hospice, Menninger Bible Study, Senior Citizens of Circleville, Ayli Bridge Club and Delta Kappa Gamma.
She married Delmer Cochren in 1945. He died in 1993. She later married Glenn Sherwood. He died in 2005. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Rex Hales; and three sisters, Alma Wenger, Helen Hays and Audrey Davis.
Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Hawley, Shawnee; a son, Hal Cochren and wife Joyce, Holton; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley Schafer and husband Dick, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow in Netawaka Cemetery at Netawaka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Circleville United Methodist Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.