Mary Cockrell

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, April 23, 2018
Carter-Ricks Funeral Home
107 South Fifth Street
Elsberry, Missouri, United States

Funeral Service

6:00 pm
Monday, April 23, 2018
Carter - Ricks Funeral Home
3838 East Highway 47
Winfield, Missouri, United States

Graveside Service

10:00 am
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Memorial Park Cemetery
5200 Lucas & Hunt Road
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Cockrell


Funeral Services for Mary Elizabeth Cockrell of Winfield, MO will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield.  Rev. Mark Payne, Pastor of Calvary Chapel in Winfield, will officiate. 

Mrs. Cockrell, 86, passed away Tuesday evening, April 17, 2018 at her home.  Born December 8, 1931 in Lake City, AR, she was the youngest of 13 children born to Edward Elmore and Martha Elizabeth Massey Dailey.  She was blessed with four children: Larry, Linda, Martha “June” and Marsha.  Also known as Mary Porter and Mary Hornbeck, Mary survived four husbands.  She owned Mary’s Café in Jennings, MO, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile at Moolah Shriners.  Mary was active in WINCO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Martha Dailey; one daughter, Marsha Jayne Grillo, who died on May 6, 2017; one grandson, Brian Richter; and her four husbands, including Bill Cockrell, who died May 23, 2011.

Survivors include three children: Larry Porter and his wife, Liz, of Winfield; Linda Owen and her husband, Jack, of Montgomery City, MO and June Dowd and her husband, Bob, of Florissant, MO; twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of Funeral Services at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield.  Private Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.  Memorials may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home , 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389.

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