The Ottumwa Courier

May 1, 2013

Marcella Cocherell

Ottumwa Courier

OTTUMWA — Marcella Marie Cocherell, 70, Independence, Mo., passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Marcella was born July 26, 1942, in Ottumwa, the daughter of Harold and Veda (Daugherty) Hayes.

She worked at Strike-N-Spare Bowling Lanes for 20 years as league coordinator. Marcella was a member of the Women’s Bowling Association and inducted into the Missouri Bowling Hall of Fame for her committed work with the association. She was a member of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church. Marcella enjoyed the outdoors and taking her grandchildren on trips to visit numerous state parks.

Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Jack Cocherell; daughters, LeAnn Petty, Teri Baker (Brett), Janice Cocherell; son, Edward Cocherell (Holly); eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a brother, Charles Hayes.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandchild, Madison Cocherell.

A memorial Mass will be scheduled for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions to the American Stroke Foundation or Special Olympics.

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