May 26, 2015

Karen S. Cockrill

CockrillKaren S. Cockrill age 73 of Lincoln, passed away May 25, 2015.  She was born January 13, 1942 in Auburn, Nebraska to George and Leola (Hicks) Cummings.  Retired from Goodyear as a supervisor.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Monty and Renee Mertes, Mitchell and Beth Mertes, Jeremy and Kristie Cockrill.  Daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Dave Barth.  Grandchildren and spouse, Melissa and Herbert Kinchen, Lauren Mertes, Alex Mertes, Paige Jewett, Jenna Elson, Rebeka Elson, Jachin Mertes and Grace Mertes.  Great grandchildren, Meliyah Lashley and Cameryn Collier.  Brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Paula Cummings, Earl and Betty Cummings, George William III and Nadine Cummings.  Preceded in death by her husband, Jerold W. Cockrill.

Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 28th at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Memorials to Hearts United in Auburn.


  1. I’m so sorry to the family for the loss of this wonderful lady. I first met her when I was very little. Her son Mitch used to hang out at our house, with my sister Debbie. Later on down the road, my best friends dad ended up marrying Karen. Small world. Wonderful families all around. Rest in peace Karen. You were loved by many.

  2. RIP my sweet friend. As the world has lost a very caring and loving person Heaven has gained an angel of even more beauty. Fly high sweet lady until we meet again. Lin

  3. There are not very many people that love as freely as Karen loved. She was such a sweet blessing in my life and I will miss her terribly. She loved her family dearly and was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Those who remained in her life know what a special gift she was. I am deeply sorry for the loss her loved ones are feeling. My heart breaks with you. To know that she is with our Lord and her beloved Jerry is a glorious thing. For that, I am so happy for her. I will see you again dear friend. I’ll love you always.

  4. You were such a beautiful woman inside and out. You truly were an amazing woman with a heart of gold. I hope you are flying high with (grandpa) Jerry and watching over those mountains! Your family meant the world to you. My most deepest sympathy to the family and friends who are in such pain with the loss of you my sweet lady. I loved you like my own (grandma) even if we weren’t blood, it sure has felt like it over all these years. You will be missed beyond words. Rest in peace Grandma Karen and until we see you again! I love you!

  5. RIP Karen, We are so saddened by your loss. I will miss talking with you on chat with FB. I always knew how much you missed Jerry and I do know that you are with him now and pain is gone. I know how much you loved your family and they are going to miss you so much and you have given them so many good memories. Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. You were loved by many.


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