Jean Webster Cohen, 84, of Jamestown passed away at 4:42 p.m., Saturday (July 7, 2012) in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.
A lifelong area resident, she was born May 28, 1928 in Jamestown, a daughter of the late Clifford and Margaret Gould Webster.
She had attended Falconer Public Schools and was a graduate of Falconer High School.
Jean W. Cohen
Jean was the owner of Peacock Inn, Inc., operator of Eagle Ridge in Mayville from 1972 to 1978, and was co-owner of Mason Recycling, Inc., in Jamestown for several years.
She was a member of the Christ First United Methodist Church, the Adult Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. She also served on the board of Harbor House for several years and was a literacy volunteer.
Jean enjoyed keeping a lovely home and will be remembered for her beautiful quilts. It is rumored she had a jellybean tree and shared her harvest with the little folks who came to visit her.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol DeMambro (James) Brooks of Friendswood, Texas; a son, Dana DeMambro of Salt Lake City, Utah; a step-son Nathan (Linda) Cohen of Jamestown; six grandchildren; one great grandson; a sister, Ruth Watkins of Seminole, Fla.; and a brother Douglas Webster of Roseville, Calif.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, David A. Cohen whom she married Aug. 20, 1976 and who died July 5, 2009; and her brother James Webster.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 11 in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Natalie Hanson, pastor of the Christ First United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Lake View Cemetery. Friends were received for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday in the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Falconer Public Library, 101 West Main St. Falconer, N.Y., 14733. You may light a candle in remembrance of Jean at www.lindfuneralhome.com.