Charlene Cochran

Charlene Cochran

Friday, February 3rd, 1928 Sunday, May 26th, 2019

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Obituary for Charlene Rose Cochran (Drummer)

A fun, loving and warm-hearted woman, Charlene Rose Cochran, age 91, of Bellbrook, passed away Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at Walnut Creek Nursing Center.

Charlene loved spending time with her family and friends at Port CharDon, their property on the Ohio River. She was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Bellbrook community. When Charlene wasn't preoccupied raising her 7 children, you could find her outside in her flowerbed, playing cards, baking & canning, or hosting for her family & friends.

She was born February 3rd, 1928 to Rose Marie (O'Neil) and Robert Drummer. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 50 years Donald; brothers Bob, Jerry, Jack, and Jim; sisters Carolyn and Ethel; sons Scott and Stan; and daughter Marie Ann.

Charlene is survived by sons, Stu of Dayton, Steve (Sandy) of Spring Valley, Shawn (Nancy) of Kettering, and daughters, Sandra Terhune (Al) of Pennsylvania, and Sheila Conley (Patrick) of Cincinnati, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and sisters Rosie Miller of Dayton and Mary Ann Gilmore (Dennis Izzo) of Charlotte, North Carolina.

To help the family celebrate her life, you are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, OH 45459). Internment at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Brookdale (2621 Dryden Rd, Ste 204, Moraine, Ohio 45439). You are welcome to send a condolence, plant a tree and share a story or picture about Charlene at by clicking on her name.

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Service Details

  • Mas of Christian Burial

    Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | 10:30am
    St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
    6245 Wilmington Pike,
    Centerville, OH
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    Monday, June 3rd, 2019
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Brookdale (2621 Dryden Rd, Ste 204, Moraine, Ohio 45439).
    Father Brian Phelps
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    1625 Calvary Ave.
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    Private Interment at a later date.

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Sharon Holbrook

Beautiful strong lady! My thoughts and prayers to ALL of you. I have many fond memories from our Ripley times. Sharon Kinsel-Holbrook
Comment | Posted at 11:15am via Condolence

Kris Hazenfield

Char was one of the first people I met at St Francis back in 2001. We often volunteered together in the nursery. I have thought about her often in the past years. I live out of state, so won’t be celebrating her life at church on Monday, but know I’m celebrating it now.
Comment | Posted at 06:58am via Condolence

Gary Fridenmaker

Sheila, We were so sorry to read of the death of your mother. Our condolences to you and your family
Gary and Sally Fridenmaker
Comment | Posted at 08:50pm via Condolence

Mary C Graves

Charlene was such a wonderful woman and neighbor....I have not seen her for years, but she always was so kind and nice....I was lucky to know her....Mary C. Graves, Bellbrook OH
Comment | Posted at 01:59pm via Condolence

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