Adams Funeral Home

129 Coleman Street, Marlin, TX


Elmer G. Cohn

November 19, 1930July 18, 2020

Elmer Gene Cohn of Reagan, Texas died on July 18, 2020 at the age of 89. Mr. Cohn was born November 19, 1930 in Falls County, the son of Alma Williams Cohn and Joe Bailey Cohn. He graduated from Marlin High School in 1950 and attended Allen Military Academy in Bryan, Texas on a football scholarship, and later attended Temple Junior College and Baylor University. While a student at Marlin High, he was appointed by Coach Ernie Laurence to serve as the first Junior High Football Coach in the history of the school. Mr. Cohn married Betty Jane Norwood on November 30, 1951. He was associated with Gulf Oil Corp. for 26 years and served as a wholesaler for 21 years. From 1981 until 1995 he was a Falls County Tax Appraiser. Mr. Cohn was a member of the Reagan United Methodist Church, Marlin Masonic Lodge No. 152, Marlin Chapter #286 Order of Eastern Star, and a past member of Texas Registered Professional Appraisers Assoc. He served as treasurer of the Reagan Homecoming Assoc. for thirteen years. He is survived by his wife Betty Jane Cohn of Reagan; son Jeff Cohn and wife Bevil; and daughter Gail Cohn Woodward, all of Waco; grandchildren Chad Connally and wife Stacy of Crawford; Courtney Lafferty and husband Randy of China Spring; Clayton Bynum and wife Rebekah of Boerne; Clark Bynum of Austin; Stephen Woodward and wife Megan of Leander; Michael Woodward and wife Jessica of Kyle; Randall Woodward and wife Audra of Cedar Springs; and Nick Cohn of Farmers Branch; great-grandchildren Chance and Logan Connally, Brayden, Masen, and Landen Lafferty, Scout, Hazel, and Asa Bynum, and Bradley, Blake, Wyatt, and Harper Woodward; one sister Norma Winkler of Belton; one brother Leslie Cohn of Katy; and sister-in-law Mary Anne Cohn Hayes of Chilton. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Clark Cohn, brothers Billy Joe Cohn and Charles Cohn, brother-in-law Bill Winkler, and sisters-in-law Barbara Cohn and Clara Cohn. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Marlin on Saturday July 25th at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Ann Fertitta Morrow of Baton Rouge, Louisiana officiating, with graveside service to follow at Calvary Cemetery. A memorial service for Mr. Cohn’s son Robert Clark Cohn, who died March 22, 2020, will be conducted at the same time. Memorials may be made to the Reagan United Methodist Church or the Reagan Homecoming Association, both c/o Mack Joyner, 173 CR 255, Reagan, TX 76680, or to the Marlin Public Library, 400 Oaks, Marlin, TX 76661.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 25, 2020


Elmer G. Cohn

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donald cohn

August 3, 2020

Dear Betty Jane and family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow and loss. I have many fond memories of my times with you both and I am a better person for that. Thank you for those times together. Sincerely, Donald J. Cohn

Nancy Thomason

July 25, 2020

Dear sweet Betty Jane,
I am so sorry to hear about Elmer. I know he was the love of your life. You were such a sweet couple. I always enjoyed our visits. We had a good time at Book club. Elmer was so easy going and pleasant to work with during my two terms as president of the homecoming association. If he said he was going to help do something, you could always know it was going to be done.
I am sorry to hear of your son’s passing.
My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Love as always, Nancy and Henry

Dora Martinez

July 21, 2020

I loved working with Elmer at the appraisal office. He was always so kind and loving man. He was always making us laugh. He will truly be missed. Sorry Mary Ann, my condolences to you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort.

Shirley Washington

July 21, 2020

Condolences to the family. I worked with Mr. Cohn for many years at the Falls County Appraisal Dept before I moved to Dallas. Such, a smart, helpful person. Always there to give you a helping hand. May God bless his family.

Karen Hash

July 21, 2020

My condolences to the Cohn Family . Mr Cohn was one of the kindest and generous person I’ve ever known . He lived behind my Antique store in Reagan , he always looked after my store when I was away from it . I always looked forward to our visits in the front yard whenever We came over to mow his ditches . The world has lost an extraordinary Man . May he Rest In Peace . He will be missed by so many

Julia Ledford

July 21, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Cohn family on the passing of Elmer. He was such a special person with a great loving spirit for all who knew him He will be missed The world was a better place with him in it Our love and prayers. Gordon and Julia Ledford Jeanie and Tommy Woodward

Cindy Herring Broseh

July 21, 2020

Dear Betty Jane, Gail & Jeff,
What wonderful memories I have of your family...sleep-over nights, birthday parties, the smell of oil at the Gulf facility (lol). Your family was always the picture of a sweet, loving Christian family that influenced my life more than you will ever know. My prayers for comfort will be with you Saturday as you celebrate both Elmer & Clark's lives & their eternal homecoming!

Rita Sims

July 21, 2020

Elmer was such a quality person. He was good, kind, caring, smart, wise and dependable. My thoughts and prayers are with Betty Jane and his family.

Jo Ann Miller

July 21, 2020

May the loved ones know comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.

Gaylene Reed

July 20, 2020

Gail and family,
I’m so sorry that you have to bear the burden of losing 2 family members in such a short period of time. Gail, I’m thinking I met your mom and dad when they came to see you play the drums at MCC. They love you so. And I do remember Clark . I would have known you two were brother and sister when I saw Clark’s house-books and more books!!! He was a book lover too- and was so funny. I will pray that you find some joy and closure in seeing family and sharing memories in this time of social distancing - - - 🙏🙏
Best, Gaylene


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