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Gary Franklin Cochenour
Gary Franklin Cochenour, 67, of Arbela, MO passed away Thursday evening,
March 12, 2009, at the Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
The son of John Earl and Flora Hopp Cochenour, he was born February 28, 1942
in Luray, MO.
He attended school until he pursued other adventures that led him to
He married Janice Waggener June 22, 1968 and to this union three children
In the early 60s he bought the place that his family still lives on today. He
enjoyed purchasing his machinery away from the area to travel and going to sales
to visit with people along with spending time on the farm with his family and
taking care of his livestock. He enjoyed going to the coffee shop and catching
up on the latest with his friends. Other hobbies included attending the Antique
Days to drive his tractors and taking his family hunting.
Surviving relatives include his wife of over 40 years, Janice Cochenour of
Arbela, MO, two daughters, Tammy Jo Wilson of Lenexa, KS and Tina Lou Payne and
her husband Jaramie of Arbela, MO., one son, Gary Earl Cochenour and fiancée,
Cathy Wagler of Arbela, MO, nine grandchildren, Mark Pender Jr. , Jakob, Jaydan
and Jakobie Payne, along with Zachary Gerald Jordan and fiancée Moriah Kittle
all of Arbela, MO, Christopher Thaxton of Pulaski, IA, Marcelo, Kaleb and
Adrianna Rose, one brother, Earl Wayne Cochenour and his wife Betty of Luray,
MO, two brother-in-laws, Jim Wharton of Kirksville, MO and Larry Wharton of
Queen City, MO, nieces and nephews along with other relatives and friends .
Preceding him in death are his parents and brother, Sherman Robert
Memorials have been suggested to either the Scotland County Cancer fund or
the family and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E.
Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Payne
Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Pastor Dan Hite officiating. Interment followed
in the Memphis Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 12 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2009, with the
family greeting friends form 6 to 8 that evening.
Pallbearers were Carl Sommers, John Jordan, Gerald, Kerry, Andrew and Bobbie
Cochenour. Honorary pallbearers were Bob and Davie Nakue, Keith Payne, Donald
Dice, Stanley Mohr, Terry Johnston and Jim Wharton.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Payne Funeral Chapel in