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Ebright Funeral Home
Friday November 5th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort
Saturday November 6th, 2021

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Gary M. Cochenour

Gary Mitchell Cochenour, 66, of Frankfort, died at 6:04pm on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on Monday, April 11, 1955, in Ross County, the son of the late Warren D. and Mildred A. Mossbarger Cochenour. On February 16, 1985, he married the former Diana L. “D” Patton, who preceded him in death on November 26, 2014.

Gary is survived by two daughters, Courtney (Jarrod) Hines of Chillicothe, Calee (Brent) Smith of Bainbridge, four grandchildren, Corbin and Caysin Smith, Lynlee and Collin Hines, three brothers, Ron (Kay) Cochenour of Tippecanoe, Spencer (Sheri) Cochenour of Frankfort, Greg Cochenour of Frankfort, special friend and “leftover nanny” Dottie Anderson, sister-in-law, Linda Cochenour of Clarksburg, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Gary enjoyed spending time with his significant other, Kathy Reichelderfer and her two children, Kim (Sandy) and Matt, and their grandkids. He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Cochenour, and two nephews.

Gary was a 1974 graduate of Adena High School and earned an associate degree from Northwestern University. Gary worked as a diesel mechanic for Rush Trucking, Columbus. He was a 4H volunteer and was a rabbit barn superintendent for over 20 years. Gary loved hunting, being outdoors, and classic cars.

In keeping with Gary’s wishes, cremation will take place. A graveside service for Gary will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021, in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort with Dan Bennett officiating. Friends and family are invited to visit with Gary’s family at the funeral home on Friday, November 5, 2021, from 5 to 7p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Ross County Junior Fair Building Fund, OSU Extension Office, 475 Western Ave., Suite F Chillicothe OH 45601. To donate online, please click here


So saddened to hear of Gary's passing. He visited us every couple of days or so at the diner. He shared so many stories and gave advice. Everyone here will miss Gary! Our condolences to Kathy and his daughters.

Crystal Moody Nov 9 2021 12:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cochenour

Millie Harris Nov 5 2021 11:49 AM

My condolence to the family. Good guy. Talked to him recently. He will be missed. RIP

Danny l Bryant Nov 5 2021 10:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cochenour

Caleb, Sarah and Ally Graham Nov 5 2021 10:54 AM

Mike and I have many great memories of our times with our 4-H group, the Frankfort Buddies. Gary and D were so involved and would do anything for anybody. I was always greeted by Gary saying, "Well, hello there young lady!" It always made me laugh because I was actually less than 2 months younger than he was! You will be missed, Gary. Courtney, Caylee, and their families have lots of great stories to share. As with many of life's endeavors, you can rest assured that they've got this!

Vicki Kinnamon Nov 4 2021 7:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cochenour

Tom/LinnahHodkinson Nov 3 2021 8:24 PM

Still doesn't seem real. You will be so missed gary.

Lorna McCray Nov 1 2021 8:40 PM

Thoughts and prayers for family

Scott and Tammy Lindsey Oct 31 2021 12:21 AM

So sorry and saddened to hear about Gary's passing. I had not seen Fary in such a long time, but in May at my brother Dan's funeral, Gary shared some special memories that he had of my brother. It was very special to my sister, Ruth Ann and I. Again, so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Nancy Ater Heck Oct 30 2021 6:37 PM

So saddened to hear about Gary's passing. My sister and I spent some time with him on the evening of my brother, Dan's funeral. We so enjoyed the stories he shared with us about some of their ventures over the years. Please accept my deepest condolences. Nancy Ater Heck

Nancy Ater Heck Oct 30 2021 12:19 PM

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