Johanna Cochran

Published 4:31 pm Wednesday, December 23, 2020

April 2, 1929 – Dec. 17, 2020

NATCHEZ — A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Johanna Cochran.

Johanna M. Cochran, 91, passed from this life December 17, 2020. She was a resident of Adams County Nursing Home in Natchez, MS. She was born in Wheeling, WV, April 2, 1929, to Joseph P. Gantzer and Maxine Lucinda Noble Gantzer. She was a Master Floral Designer for 41 years, but she also enjoyed crocheting and made 100’s of hats for cancer patients through the years.

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Mrs. Cochran is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence Cochran; son, Thomas Cochran; and two brothers, Jerry Gantzer and Glen Gantzer.

Those who remain to cherish her memory are her daughter, Nancy Cochran-Ortiz (David); as well as a special niece, whom she and Lawrence loved as a daughter, Susan Gantzer-Tully (Luke). She is also survived by five grandchildren, Holly Snyder-Mutka (James), John Michael Snyder (Jessica), Amanda Cochran-Zwelling (Rich), Casey Snyder (Romina), Katherine Cochran Miller (Justin); five great grandchildren, Trey and Victoria Mutka, David and Benjamin Zwelling, and Sarah Miller; and great niece, Deidra Tully and her son, Draydan Frasier.

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