Rose Clayton Cochran


Age: 73

Summary: wife of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran who had reportedly lived in a nursing home for 13 years and became a focal point in the re-election campaign of her husband when Clayton Kelly, a supporter of Cochran's GOP primary opponent Chris McDaniel, was indicted in October 2014 on charges of burglary, attempted burglary, and conspiracy (if convicted on all three counts, he faces a maximum of 55 years in prison) after Kelly was accused of taking bedridden photos of her to use against him, in which a trial is scheduled for March 2015.

Cause of Death: Complications from dementia

Born: December 28, 1940

Died: December 12, 2014

Ridgeland, Mississippi