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Marjorie Ann (Cochrane) Barrett 1922 - 2011
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HOISINGTON — Marjorie Ann (Cochrane) Barrett, 88, died on June 1, at Via Christi St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born on Nov. 2, 1922, in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Joseph Lichen Cochrane and Lillian Alice (Lawson) Cochrane. Marjorie grew up in Hoisington, graduating from Hoisington High School in 1940. She graduated from Chillicothe Business School in Chillicothe, Mo., in 1942 with an Associate Degree in Business. On Nov. 22, 1941, she married James Edward Barrett in Kansas City, Mo. He died in 1989. During World War II she worked as an administrative assistant in Kansas City while Jim served in the Army. After the war they moved to Pauls Valley, Okla. In 1952, they moved to Coolidge. Marje served the community thru many activities including several terms as mayor. She worked at the Coolidge Post Office for several years. A great supporter of the Holly Race Track, she volunteered as a cashier for several years. In 2000, she moved to Syracuse where she resided until her passing.

Mrs. Barrett was a member of the St. Raphael Catholic Church, St. Raphael Altar Society, many bowling teams, the Syracuse Country Club, Tamarisk Golf Course, Deuce Club, PTA and Coolidge Pollyanna Club.

Survivors include two sons, Pat Barrett of Syracuse and John Barrett of Rolla; four daughters, Gini Barrett of San Bernardino, Calif., Linda Schell of Syracuse, Marilyn Barrett of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mary Jean Barrett of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Steve Cochrane of Wichita; sister-in-law Ruth Cochrane of Hoisington; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Cochrane; and a sister, Nancy (Cochrane) Duryea.

Funeral services were held Monday at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Syracuse. Memorial contributions may be payable to the St. Raphael Catholic Church Building Fund, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878.


Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 9, 2011