Ellen's life began on January 29, 1939 in Hollidaysburg, PA. She was the daughter of James A. and Kathleen L. (Copenhaver) Cochran. Ellen spent 20 years serving food and making friends at Denny's Restaurant in Junction City. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Herington and had attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Ellen loved her TV and QVC shopping. She loved to hear her grandson, John Carson, sing and loved her family deeply.
Her loving family includes her children Eugene and Bonnie Ray of Wayne, OK and Donna Rea of Manhattan, KS; and over 20 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren, her sister Donna Horne of Titusville, Fl and nieces Kathleen Sweeney of Mims, FL and Shonda Schwartz of PA and Renee Rohm also PA. Ellen passed away on Monday November 30, 2020 at Legacy of Herington. She is preceded in death by her parents, children James A. Ray and Johnlene "Jackie" Carson and brother James A. Forrester.
Her family will gather with friends on Saturday from 2- 4 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington and her funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. led by Pastor Darrell Geist. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Herington Family Resource Management in care of the funeral home. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Ellen at www.ymzfh.com