Myrna Lee (Brown) Cohen, 76

Myrna Lee (Brown) Cohen, 76

Star of David September 23, 2022 ~ 27 Elul 5782


Myrna Lee Cohen, died Friday, September 23rd in Columbia, SC.  She was born in Peoria, IL in 1946 to the late Minnie and Julian Brown.  Myrna attended Bradley University in Peoria. She lived in several cities which included Peoria, IL, Chicago, IL, Memphis, TN, South Bend, IN and finally, Columbia, SC.

Myrna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and niece. She enjoyed and looked forward to family visits and seized every special moment. Her passions included a strong Jewish identity, family, love of food, cooking, shopping, her career, playing Mahjong and music.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Cohen; her daughters, Melissa Himmelman (Mark) of Portland, OR and Julie Ciriano (Steve) of Louisville, KY; her four grandchildren, Rebecca Ciriano, Benjamin Himmelman, Hannah Ciriano and Maya Ciriano; and her sister, Deborah Libby of Chicago, IL.

May she live on, in our hearts. May her memory be a blessing.  Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29th at The Temple Cemetery, 2716 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY.  Donations can be made in Myrna’s honor to Tree of Life Congregation in Columbia, SC or The Temple in Louisville, KY.

The Temple Cemetery Section B12, Lot 8, Grave 106

The Temple Cemetery, Section B12, Lot 8, Grave 107