JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Cora Ella Cockrum

Mrs. Cora Ella COCKRUM ,daughter of William Dallas and Mary Ellen PAGE PATTERSON, 
was born near Ewing in Franklin County, IL, September 30, 1871, and departed this 
life at 10:30 a.m., February 6, 1957, at the home of her daughter, Anna STRICKLAND 
in Spring Garden, at the age of 85y4m5d.  She was married to William Floyd COCKRUM 
March 27, 1892.  Mr. COCKRUM passed away October 11, 1948, preceding her in death 
more than eight years.

Mrs. COCKRUM was the mother of ten children.  One daughter, Mary, passed away in 
infancy.  She leaves to mourn her loss seven daughters and two sons; Mrs. Eva WHITLACH, 
John COCKRUM and Mrs. Ora BAKER of Bonnie, IL; Mrs. Anna STRICKLAND, Mrs. Nigel FOWLER 
and Curtis COCKRUM of Ina, IL; Mrs. Madge STORY of Opdyke, IL; Mrs. Rose DeLONG and 
Mrs. Estyle SPENCER of LaGrande, Oregon.

She has 14 living grandchildren, (two grandchildren deceased, Billy COCKRUM and 
Lloyd Francis CADY, Jr.) and 13 great-grandchildren.  Four sisters, Mrs. Ida DORRIS 
of Detroit , Michigan; Mrs. Anna WIRTH and Mrs. Birdie NEWTON of  West Frankfort; 
Mrs. Elsa JOLLY of Marion; and one brother, John PATTERSON of West Frankfort.

Mrs. COCKRUM was converted at an early age and was a member of the New Hope Free 
Will Baptist Church for more than 40 years.  She was a faithful witness for her 
Savior in her testimony and Christian service throughout the years, always ready 
to help in the time of need until called to her Heavenly Home.

God hath not promised
    Skies always blue,
Flower strewn pathways
    All our Lives through; 
God hath not promised
    Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
    Peace without pain.

But God hath promised
    Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
    Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
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Source: The Ina Observer
Date: Thursday, February 21, 1957 
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta
 

 

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