Emogene Cothren was born to Eugene and Kitty (Parker) Reese on November 2, 1926 in Nathan, Arkansas and passed away peacefully January 14 at home after battling cancer and dementia for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Cothren, her parents, and three brothers, Clyde Reese, Norman Reese, and Dillard Reese. Emogene married at age 17 to John and was married for 68 years. Their home and place of employment for 40 years was Gary, Indiana. John served in WWII while Emogene lived with a sister n law (Genava) and worked in the tin mill during the war years. Later she worked at Emerson High School on noon supervision and as a teacher’s aid. Also, she was treasurer for the church that they attended while living in Indiana. Upon John’s retirement from U.S. Steel, they returned to Nathan where they have lived the last thirty years raising cattle, re-newing friendships, and getting re-acquainted with relatives still in area. Emogene attended Biggs Chapel Methodist Church and was involved with home ec., seniors, the newspaper, and Eastern Star. Her passion was family and of course giving her two grand daughters advice! She is survived by her son, Johnny D. Cothren; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Hensley and Andrea Creek; and many nieces and nephews. Elizabeth and husband Kevin have five children (Sam, Abe, and Jud (twins), Mack, and Myah) who all live in Winterset, Iowa, Andrea and husband Rusty have two children (Sadie and Josie) who all live in Wes Harrison, Indiana. Graveside services will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Academy Cemetery in Nathan, visitation will be from 2:00 to 2:30 PM at Biggs Chapel Church under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville. A special thanks to those that helped the past ten years and the young ladies that worked to help Emogene stay at home.
Any memorials may be made to Biggs Chapel or Academy Cemetery.
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