Judy A. (Stiner) Cohen

CINCINNATI - Judy A. (Stiner) Cohen, 86, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio, from complications of Alzheimer’s. She was the beloved wife of James E. Cohen, dear daughter of the late Kenneth and Hazel Stiner and mother of four children: Jerald (Ann) Cohen, Jeffrey (Julie) Cohen, Jill (Dan) Freshley, and Jon (Julie) Cohen.

Judy was born in 1933 and raised at Lyon Lake in Marshall, MI. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1951 where she was lead majorette of the marching band. She graduated from Bronson School of Nursing at Western Michigan University in 1954, pursuing her dream career as a registered nurse.

She met and fell in love with her future husband Jim on Christmas Day 1954. They were married in May 1955 and spent 65 years of blissful marriage together.

In addition to her husband and four children, Judy is survived by eight grandchildren, including Stephanie, Allison, Kurt, Meredith, Shawn, Terri Ann, Parker and Reese. A granddaughter Shelly preceded her in death. She also is survived by twin great-granddaughters, Shelly and Mina, and one great-grandson, Odin.

Other survivors include her brother William Stiner (Ellen) and three nephews Rob (Karen) Stiner, James (Michelle) Vance and Michael (Peggy) Vance.

She was the backbone supporting Jim through life in his business and horse and dog adventures, traveling with him and the family to bird dog field trials, hauling horses and dogs to competitions.

In addition to her career as an RN, Judy started and successfully ran The Buckboard tack store in the late 1970s in Hudson, Ohio. A highly accomplished miniature artist, Judy was a member of the International Miniature Artisans Guild and spent many summers in Castine, Maine finessing her skills through a variety of classes.

She shared her many gifts with family and friends. She was an excellent chef, interior decorator, family genealogist, heirloom tomato gardener and horse woman. Judy loved people, was kind, supportive, caring, selfless, smart and witty. Her love and devotion to her family and friends was felt by all who knew her.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private Zoom memorial service is scheduled. There was cremation and interment at Lyon Lake Cemetery, Marshall, MI. Memorials may be made to Bella Care Hospice, 4340 Glendale Milford Rd., Suite 160, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Special thanks to Diane Wooten and Alysia Holden who were her special angels.

Posted online on August 07, 2020