Jimmie D. Cohee

RUSSIA, Ohio - Jimmie D. Cohee, age 74, of Russia, Ohio, died at 1:25 a.m. Jan. 5, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Ohio after battling heart disease for 26 years.

He was born Nov. 24, 1938, in Versailles to the late Ralph Cohee and Mary (Seman) Cohee-Frazier

His mother survives in Greenville. He married Madonna Kelch on July 17, 1958, at St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia. She survived in Russia. He is also survived by children, Gina and Robert Griesdorn, Piqua, Jim Jr. and Shelley Cohee, Russia, Jody and Ed Seger Jr., McCartyville; eight grandchildren, Madison and Morgan Griesdorn, Haley, Hannah and Hunter Cohee, Jacob, Josh and Joel Seger; sisters Helen and Jerry Wright, Greenville, Shirley Hughes, Greenville; brother-in-law Wayne Grenier, Albuquerque, N.M.

He was preceded in death by his father, his stepfather Norman Frazier, sister Mary Louise Grenier and brother Robert Cohee.

He was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church. He worked at Francis Manufacturing for 17 years and owned and operated the Russia Inn for three years and at National Tag/Paxar in Vandalia until retirement. He enjoyed his trips to Florida and Canada and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Remy Catholic Church with Rev. Frank Amberger celebrant.

Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service and following the service there will be lunch and fellowship at the CWV hall in Russia. Memorials may be made to the in Jimmie's name or monetary contributions to the family to help cover medical expenses.Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Russia, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.

Published in The Daily Advocate on Jan. 6, 2013