AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Surrounded by her family on Monday, August 16, 2021, Barbara “Barbie” J. Cochran, age 74, of Austintown, Ohio, succumbed to cancer.
She was born in Kittaning, Pennsylvania on December 22, 1946 to Marshall and Dorothy (Crissman) Johns.
Barbie is survived by her loving children, Donald (Kelly) Cochran and Debora Barwick; grandchildren, Franklin Barwick, Stacey (John Arcuri) Barwick and Sara Blackstone Samantha Skully; great-grandchildren, Franklin, Johnny, Gaia, Mira and Landon and brothers, Joe (Renee) Johns and Jeff Crissman.
Barbie was a longtime resident of on Belle Ave. She shared her home with her companion of 26 years, Frank Barwick, Sr. She was the motherly type and always welcomed everyone with open arms. Barbie was the glue that held the family together. One of her favorite activities was sitting on the front porch listening to country music.
Besides her parent, Barbie was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Cochran; sibling, Henry Johns; Angela Baker and grandson, Corey James.
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. Share memories or send condolences by visiting cremateohio.com.
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A television tribute will air Monday, August 23 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.