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Carolyn Cohen

Published on -8/21/2014, 10:13 AM

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Carolyn Cohen, 87, Lenexa, formerly of Hays and Emporia, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Sweet Life Care Facility, Overland Park.

She was born April 1, 1927, in Topeka. She graduated from Washburn University. She attended graduate school in social work at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her master's degree at Fort Hays State University. She had lived for the past five years at Garden Villas Retirement Community in Lenexa.

She worked at High Plains Mental Health Center in Hays. In her professional career as a social worker, she positively impacted the lives of many people.

She was a devoted mother whose daughters always knew they could count on her to listen and provide unconditional love.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Dr. Julius Cohen; four daughters, Sara Zaccaro and husband, Ed, Dubuque, Iowa, Claudia Diltz and husband, Lamar, Emporia, Catherine Cohen, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Karen Romero and husband, Tim, Overland Park; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A private celebration of life was at Garden Villas with family, friends and the staff.

Memorials are suggested to Never Let Go Foundation in Emporia, which provides services to families of children with cancer, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.CremationCenterKC.com.

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