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.