Josiephine "Joe" Cohen

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Josiephine "Joe" Cohen

FREMONT: Josiephine "Joe" Cohen, 93, of Fremont, died on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee, OH.

She was born on September 2, 1919 to Eddie and Alice (Suttleman) Washington in Glendora, Mississippi.

Josiephine worked as a farm laborer most of her life, retiring in the early 70's.

She married Sell Cohen in 1950 and he preceded her in death in 1953.

Josiephine was a member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Glendora, MS.

Surviving are her children: Rufus Williams, Josie Williams, Dorothy Shorty, Ethel Cohen, Maple Rayford, Jesse Cohen and Thelma Cohen; 26 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 32 great great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; children, Tommie Lee, Isaac, Mary Stateum ,and four infants, siblings, Sylvester Suttleman, Mable Durns, Katie Washington, and Jeneva Heels; two grandchildren, Michael Anthony Cohen and Morgan Stateum.

Family and friends will be welcome at Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Friday January 18, 2013 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013, 11:00 am, at The Greater St. James Church of God in Christ, were her body will lie in state beginning at 10:00am. Burial will be at the Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Clarksdale, Mississippi at a later date.

Memorials in Josiephine's memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of NW Ohio, 3100 West Central Ave., Suite 250, Toledo, Ohio 43606 or , 323 N. Lauderdale St., Box 1818, Memphis, TN, 38101.

To view Josiephine's in memory video tribute or to send online condolences, please visit;


Published in the News-Messenger on Jan. 17, 2013
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