OBITUARY

Barbara Ann Cohen

January 15, 1943April 6, 2018
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Barbara Ann Owens Cohen, age 75, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at home. Barbara was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 15, 1943. She was the youngest child of Lloyd E. and Ella Mae Owens. She grew up with her brother, Clifford Malden "Bo". She had a long career with FDIC, and she retired from Oak Ridge Associated University. Barbara was predeceased by her loving parents, Lloyd and Ella Mae Owens, and brother, Clifford Malden "Bo" Owens. She was a mother to two wonderful children, Robbin (Mike) Perry and David (Priscilla) Paiva; grandmother to Tracy (Brian) Waldrop, Tabitha (Justin) Staley, Jonathan (Jade) Paiva, and Kelli (Bradly) Lowery; step-grandmother to Jessica Perry; great grandmother to Tyler Waldrop, Colby Waldrop, Samantha Staley, Bradley Staley, Jacob Paiva, and Westin Lowery; step-great grandmother to Brianna and Kaitlynn Gwinner; and dog mom to her faithful companion, Flash. Barbara loved to laugh, and she lived her life understanding that difficult things are easier when you can laugh through your tears. She loved her family with everything she had. She was the maker of meatballs, the master of arm tickles, a slot-machine wizard, and when she felt it necessary, a squeaky wheel. Most of all, she was loved, and "Love never dies". Funeral services will be Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 11:00 am. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Lloyd Owens, Father
  • Ella Mae Owens, Mother
  • Clifford Malden "Bo" Owens, Brother
  • Robbin (Mike) Perry, Daughter
  • David (Priscilla) Paiva, Son
  • Tracy (Brian) Waldrop, Grandchild
  • Tabitha (Justin) Staley, Grandchild
  • Jonathan (Jade) Paiva, Grandchild
  • Kelli (Bradley) Lowery, Grandchild
  • Jessica Perry, step grand-daughter
  • Tyler Waldrop, Great Grandchild
  • Colby Waldrop, Great Grandchild
  • Samantha Staley, Great Grandchild
  • Bradley Staley, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob Paiva, Great Grandchild
  • Westin Lowery, Great Grandchild
  • Brianna Gwinner, step-great grandchild
  • Kaitlynn Gwinner, step-great grandchild

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Interment Monday, April 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Barbara Ann Cohen

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Thomas & Libby Widgeon

April 9, 2018

Sorry For Your Loss!

Terry Johnson

April 7, 2018

Robbin and David I know I dont need to tell what a special person your mom was. Barbara was one of my favorite Rule cousins. Now she gone on Home to be with her mom and Dad and Bo. We will see her one day. I just know that her, my mom and her mom are catching up now with a glass of Aunt Ella Mae's sweet tea that Mom loved so much.

Debby Lett

April 7, 2018

Robbin, I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family. You will see her again one day . May God watch over you and your family, I know she will be watching over you.

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