Mary Frances Cohen, age 79, passed away peacefully with family by her side, Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was born in Spartanburg, S.C. on May 15, 1934 to Mr. & Mrs. Henry and Frances (Williams) Beattie.
Mary (Mae West) Cohen was preceded in death by her mother, Frances (Williams) Beattie; father, Henry Beattie; two brothers, Clarence Williams and Henry Jr.; and one son, Henry M. Cohen.
Mary valued education and was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mother to all, she is survived by her husband, Donell Cohen; daughters, Dr. Katie Cohen, Jeanette Cohen, Linda Cohen, Adrienne (Randall) Cobb and Cassandra (Jeff) May; sons, Marvin Cohen, Donald (Rita) Cohen, Stanley (Julia) Cohen and Gather (Sandra) Cohen; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and special friends, Luberta Moore, Julia Brooks and Virginia Sanders of Fostoria, Ohio.
Mary was a past Grand Matron of the Eastern Stars, a regular in local community services and a faithful member of Bethel Church. She was former coordinator for the Bureau of Concern’s Christmas Basket Program for ten plus years, past PTA President of Fostoria School System, former volunteer for the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association.
Mary loved nothing more than the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be loved and missed by a host of nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held in Spartanburg, S.C., Monday, March 10, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
MANN-HARE-HOENING FUNERAL HOME, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria has been entrusted with arrangements.
Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories and photos may be shared by visiting www.mann-harefh.com.
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