Dixie L. Cochran


Dixie L. Cochran, nee Fancher, 76, of O Fallon, Illinois, born Sunday, November 18, 1934, in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, September 16, 2011 at  her residence.

Cochran worked as a telephone operator for AT&T for 39 years. She was a member of Queen City Chapter #697 O.E.S.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: C. E. & Ethel nee Kultz Fancher
  • Sister: Patti Allen

Surviving are her:

  • Husband: Burl R. Cochran of O Fallon, IL
  • Daughters
    • Debra Russell of Belleville, IL 
    • Charlotte Nesbit of Festus, MO 
  • Sons
    • Keith E. Cochran of Belleville, IL 
    • Roger L.(Donna) Cochran of Belleville, IL 
  • Sister-in-Law: Patricia Goings of Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Four Grandchildren

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, Shriners Hospital for Children, or Gateway Baptist Church of Greater St. Louis

Visitation:  Friends may call from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with a 7:00pm O.E.S. service Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL

Memorial Service:  A memorial services will be held at 7:30 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with officiating Rev. David Carpenter.

Condolences left for Dixie L. Cochran:

    She was such a wonderful, spirited "lady". We will always cherish our memories of her, especially those eating out in Florida. Burl truly was her guardian angel.

    Virgil and Marilyn Edwards Desloge Missouri 63601

    We are so sorry to hear of Dixie passing. We were always so happy to see Beral and Dixie in Forest City. They always brought a bright spirit to our rally in Forest City.

    Our Love you all

    Jack and Chick Thurston ForestCity Iowa 50436


    You are the best. You took care of Dixie like I have known
    anyone to do. So much care for so long.


    You provided love and care for Dixie like I have known anyone to do for so long.


    Jodi Smith Forest City Iowa 50436

    Keith and Jessica,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. I remember Dixie helping Eva and I with my party favors for our wedding in 1995.

    Kim James Fairview Heights Illinois 62208

    Dearest Burl,I was very sorry to read of Dixie's death. She was a wonderful lady and I remember the two of you fondly from the krazy klown days of parades and picnics. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Cooky

    Fran (Cooky) Robinson Mueller Belleville Illinois 62223