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Rose I. Cohoon

1916 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Rose I. Cohoon Obituary
Cohoon, Rose I. passed away 2-28-2018 at her son Brian's home in Lansing, Michigan. Services will be held at Westlawn Church of Christ, Shepherd, Michigan, on March 10th at 11:00 am with John Amstutz officiating. Visitation will be at Berry Funeral Home on Friday evening 2:00-8:00 pm and at Westlawn on Saturday at 10:00 am before the service. Burial will be in Salt River Cemetery with meal following at Westlawn. Memorial gifts will be thankfully received by the Shepherd Historical Society. Mrs. Cohoon was born Feb. 7, 1916 in Lincoln Maine, the daughter of Preston Delos and Rosella (Campbell) Moody. After graduating from Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln, Maine, in 1933 she came to Shepherd, Michigan with Donald and Lenabelle (Struble) Haskell and worked for them and Mrs. Haskell's mother, Jenny Struble. Through their help and kindness, she was able to attend Central State Teacher's College (CMU) graduating in June 1939. Rose married Leo Cohoon of Shepherd, Michigan on August 7, 1939 at 6:00 AM in Lincoln, Maine, after which they immediately returned to live in Shepherd. Mrs. Cohoon was at times full time teacher and substitute in Shepherd, then full-time in the rural schools of Gratiot County and retiring from AIma Schools (Michigan) in 1975 with thirty years of teaching. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leo; elder son Eric (Kay) Cohoon of Long Beach, California; brother Dwight (Frances) Moody; sister Frances (Arnold) Jarvin; and brother Ardine (Doty) Moody. She is survived by her son Brian Cohoon of Lansing, Michigan; grandchildren Judith (Bryan) Martinez of Englewood, Colorado, Deborah (Matthew) Fellows of Anaheim, California; Rebekah (Jerry) Donaldson of Long Beach, California; Nathan Cohoon of Charlotte, Michigan; Jennifer Cohoon of Bend Oregon; Benjamin (Erin) Cohoon of Okemos, Michigan; Elizabeth (Habacuc) Diaz-Ramos of Santiago, Chile; and 17 great grandchildren. She became a member of the Orchard Avenue Church of Christ in September 1951 serving as teacher, Church officer, and holding several offices in the Women's Council. Mrs. Cohoon was a member and Past Matron of the Eastern Stars holding an office most of her years as member. ln 1979, she became a charter member of The Historical Society holding office until 2002 including President for seventeen years. In 1943 through 1945, she served as Girl Scout Leader. Both Rose and Leo did a great deal of traveling beginning when they were married, while raising their sons and after retirement covering much of continental United States, Canada and Alaska. Rose never turned down a chance for a road trip right up until she took her final journey to be with her Lord.
Published in Morning Sun on Mar. 6, 2018
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