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Beverly Jean (Robinette) Cockrell

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Beverly J. Cockrell, 60, Platte City, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at her home, following a lengthy illness.

Bev was born Jan. 28, 1950, in Le Mars, the daughter of Arnold and Rosemary Robinette. Bev was a beautiful, strong, intelligent, talented woman who loved her family, friends, God and the game of golf. She was the champion of her local country club more than once and played in many tournaments throughout the Midwest over the past 20 plus years, racking up numerous accolades. In addition to club champ, one of her most notable records was her eight hole-in-ones. Bev was very competitive and competent at many sports including swimming, bowling, and tennis.

Bev also had the voice of an angel and could be found singing karaoke with her friends and family and was the star of her high school musical. A master at crossword puzzles, she could often be found with a mammoth dictionary, cup of coffee, pencil and the newspaper.

She also enjoyed playing cards, her travels to Mexico, reading, watching NCIS, and Sudoku.

Bev always knew what to say to help her family and friends cope with this crazy life. Countless hours were spent on the phone listening and offering much needed advice. Her words of comfort and knowledge will be dearly missed.

Bev was the most amazing wife, mother, and friend and she will be missed terribly here on earth but she is happy now, pain free and resting peacefully with God and her dad.

Bev is survived by her mother, Rosemary Robinette of Le Mars, and her five siblings: Joe Robinette (Judy) of Tacoma, Wash., Barb Robinette of Dallas, Texas, Rosalie Nicoson (Terry) of Le Mars, John Robinette of Le Mars, and Roberta Kass (Myles) of Le Mars. She is also survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 42 years, Norm Cockrell (also originally from Le Mars); their five children and their spouses; Chris Cockrell (Dawn) of Riverside, Mo., Nico Westfall (Greg) of Ozark, Mo., Kyle Cockrell (Sarah) of Kansas City, Mo., Jesse Cockrell of Riverside, Mo., and Joe Cockrell (Robyn) of Virginia Beach, Va. She was extremely proud of all of her grandchildren; Myles, Gena, Riley, Bella, Eliza, Corinne, Bodie and Jace Cockrell, Malana Bradford, Hanna, Abby, Cecilia and Maggie Westfall.

Bev was preceded in death by her father Arnold Robinette of Le Mars, and is now playing golf with him in heaven.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 407 Cherry St.t, Weston, Mo., with the Rev. Charles Rowe as celebrant. Following mass, the family will receive friends at the Parish Hall. A memorial website has been established in Beverly's honor at www.forevermissed.com where pictures, songs, and stories can be shared by her family and friends.

The Meyers Funeral Chapel Northland in Parkville has been entrusted with the final arrangements. www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Twelve Apostles Catholic Church 'Building Fund' or the Kansas City Cancer Society -- Research Division, in honor of Bev Cockrell.



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