Johnson – June Cockrum, 93, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Stanton County Hospital in Johnson.
She was born June 4, 1917, to Martin VanBuren and Etta Pearl (Carbiener) Hess in Ford County.
She married Darius Ethen (D.E.) Cockrum April 2, 1939, in Johnson. He preceded her in death.
She graduated from Johnson High School and then from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, where she received her teaching certificate.
She taught school for one year and then was appointed secretary at the Stanton County Welfare Office, where she worked for four and half years.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, having served as administrative board secretary, mission chair, president of WSCS, taught Sunday school and served on the building finance committee.
She served as a 4-H community and sewing leader and on the Extension council, 4-H building and recreation committees. She was a member of the Cosmos Club for more than 70 years, a member and past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge and a member of the Worthwhile Extension Unit.
In later years, the Cockrums spent each year traveling by motor home and traveled to all 50 states.
Survivors include one son, Darrell K. Cockrum and wife, Wynn, Johnson; three daughters, Carolyn L. Baylor, Lithia, Fla., Nancy J. Murray and husband, Harold, Kimberling City, Mo., and Joyce E. Baughman and husband, Gary, Hugoton; one brother, Stanley Hess, Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, Glennis Fourtner, Canon City, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Ashley (Cockrum) Fiss, Dirk Cockrum, Con Cockrum, Bryan Baylor, Dawn (Baylor) Knapek, Duane Baughman and Ethan Baughman; and 10 great-grandchildren, Lawson Fiss, Taylor Fiss, Dillon Cockrum, Jackson Cockrum, Megan Cockrum, Karly Cockrum, Ella Cockrum, Owen Baylor, Spencer Baylor and Kaitlin Knapek.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, four siblings, Esther Shepard, Donald Hess, Gail Hess and Doris O’Banion, and one son-in-law Edward N. Baylor.
o Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Johnson with the Rev. Don Hasty presiding.
Burial will follow at Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.
Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church in Johnson or to the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.