Mary Jean Davidson Cochran

John P. St. John Memorial High School
Class of 1941

(Sept. 25, 1923 —       )

Mary graduated with honors from high school, was chosen Outstanding 4-H Girl in Johnson County, and attended Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia State University). Mary taught at Green Springs District #41, was secretary for the District #103 Countryside School Board, completed several classes with Emporia State Teacher’s College, and was an elementary school secretary for 29 years. In retirement, she has been involved with “living history” talks since 1989, Seniors Serving Schools Chorus, and sharing programs with the Learning Opportunities for Older Adults organization. Mary spent more than 41 years participating in the Oxford Hustlers 4-H Club as a community leader, mentor, and project leader. Her community involvement includes Johnson County Farm Bureau, Friends of the Olathe Public Library, Friends of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farmstead, Olathe Historical Society, Olathe Intergenerational Choir, and 60-plus years of service to the Presbyterian Church.