Ivy B. Cochran - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ivy B. Cochran

September 14, 1927 - February 22, 2023

Ivy B. Cochran, age 95, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Born in New Castle, DE, on September 14, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Joseph T. and Catherine A. (Kope) Hardy. Ivy was a graduate of Wilmington High School in 1945. She worked as a secretary for many years at her family’s business, Joseph T. Hardy & Son’s. Ivy held a real estate license, and was a member of the New Castle County Board of Realtors and the National Board of Realtors.

Deep in her faith, Ivy was the oldest continual member of First Baptist Church of Holloway Terrace. She was also a dedicated member of the Women of the Moose in New Castle, DE.

In addition to her parents, Ivy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Cochran; siblings, John R. Hardy and Elizabeth Ann Johnson; and grandson, Paul Laird. She is survived by children, Thomas H. Cochran (Diane), John W. Cochran (Marilyn), Joseph A. Cochran, Sr. (Nancy), and Ivy C. “Sissy” Laird (John, Sr.); grandchildren, Holly Jankiewicz (Tom), Heather Freebury (Jay), Thomas Cochran, Jr. (Julie), Cynthia Cochran Gonzalez (Raul), Jonathan Cochran, Ashley Cochran, Brian Cochran (Amanda), Joseph Cochran, Jr., John Laird, Jr. (Shannon), and Katie Kirchenbauer (Ryan); and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ivy’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Holloway Terrace, 308 West Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720 or to Holloway Terrace Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary, 700 West Avenue, PO Box 684, New Castle, DE 19720.


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22 Condolences for Ivy B. Cochran

  • My condolences to the family on their loss. She was a great lady.

  • My condolences to your family. She certainly was well known in Holloway Terrace, always a classy lady. She will be missed.

    Claire Noble

  • She will be missed
    She has done so much for the community.
    Great lady with a very nice family

  • So very sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Your mother will always be remembered for the great and generous life she lived. Find comfort in that she has found peace in her final rewards of life.
    Phil & Mary Lou Kempista

  • Much love and respect to my mother-in-law and (father-in-law). You gave me my Sissy who blessed my life with three beautiful children and five precious grandchildren. Thank you and may you rest in peace with our son Paul.

  • My condolences to the family! I have such great memories of your mom and dad sitting at Blue Rocks games!
    Thoughts and prayers for all of you!
    Lisa (Baer) Fawcett

  • Thank you Mrs Cochran and sons for picking me up and taking me to church. Introduce me to the church at the Hollywood Terrace, Baptist Church on many Sunday mornings I will always remember you. Thanks for sharing the love.

  • So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. She was such a wonderful lady! I often think of her. My prayers are remembering each of you. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Linda Chickadel

  • Dear Sissy, I am so sorry to hear of Ivy’s passing. I have so many memories of Ivy and Tommy , and the family. I know how much you loved your mom and how good you were to her.
    My sympathies to you and the family. Such a lovely Christian woman.

  • My condolences to the entire Cochran family, Ivy will be missed by so many but I will always have fond memories growing up in the Terrace.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cochran family as you mourn the passing of Ivy. May she rest in peace.
    Kevin McDerby

  • We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. I have many fond memories of ivy growing up in Holloway Terrace, especially at our church and fire company. Again my deepest sympathy.
    Valerie George

  • My heart and prayers go out to the Cochran family. Ivy was my dearest friend, and we are going to miss her till we meet again someday, on the other side.

  • My prayers and condolences to Ivy’s family, she was such a nice and caring woman. I loved to care for her some days… She would always tell me how beautiful and caring I was towards her. I have a special place for Ivy in my heart, and always will. Love always, Macie Scartine xo

  • I am so sorry to hear of your families loss. I am sure she will be missed by so many.

  • So sorry for your familys loss. May she rest in peace.

  • My sincere condolences on your loss. Take comfort knowing how lucky you were to have her as a part of your lives for so many years.

  • I was so sad to read of the passing of Mrs. Cochran. She was such a lovely lady and I enjoyed her company and her kitties company very much.

  • My prayers and condolences to the family.

  • Your families have my Condolences for the loss of your Mother-in-Law & Grandmother. May God confort you in this time of you loss.

  • Tommy, Johnny, Joey, Sissy, & families, I have many wonderful memories of your Mom, Dad, & each of you, in Hollywood Beach. I especially remember your Mom’s great smile and can still hear laugh. As with most families, though, there were times when we saw another side of your Mom – most usually sparked by one of you stepping (way) out of line! At those moments, I was just really glad that it was one of you in trouble & not me!
    I am so sorry for your loss, but so grateful to have known both your Mom & Dad. May they Rest In Peace together.
    Love, Sue

  • I just heard of Aunt Ivy’s passing. You all have my deepest sympathies. I’m sure there’s a raucous card game going on in heaven with my folks and Aunt Ivy and Uncle Tommy! She was a great lady and will be missed.