Darrel E. Cocagne of Taylorville

Darrel E. Cocagne, 91, of Taylorville, IL died at 5:06 am Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

He was born June 12, 1922 in Assumption, the son of Joseph Isadore and Nora McKinney Cocagne.  On February 19, 1944 he married Annabel L. Kuhn in Oconee, IL. Darrel and Annabel just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.  Darrel was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville where he had served on the Parish Council, he was a member of Taylorville Knights of Columbus, he was recently elected into the Knights of Columbus Hall of Fame, Darrel was a member of the 4th degree Knight’s of Columbus, he was a Charter Member and Past President of the Taylorville Optimist Club, President of the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, had been named Taylorville’s Citizen of the Year. Darrel was an active sponsor of Taylorville Youth Sports and was a member and Past President of the Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

Surviving is his wife of 70 years, Annabel, Sons: Bill Cocagne and wife Jan of Pittsburg, Denny Cocagne and wife Nancy of Springfield, and Jerry Cocagne and wife Lori of Taylorville.  Daughters: Pat White and husband Bob of Minonk, and Denise King and husband Bill of Maroa.  There are 12 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Edward Joseph Cocagne in Infancy, Brother, Edward Cocagne, and a sister, Irene Keating.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, April 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 West Adams, in Taylorville with Fr. Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Assumption, IL.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville with a Prayer Service at 4:45 pm.

Memorials may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams, P.O. Box 470, Taylorville, IL  62568-0470.

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