Donna Marie Cohen

June 4, 1951March 1, 2019

Donna M. Cohen (nee DeGuire) Friday March 1, 2019.

Loving wife of Dr. Ray Cohen; loving mother of Sarah Cohen, Melissa Canada, Jenifer Canada, Jason Canada and the late Nicholas Canada; dear sister of Diane (Kenny) Schultz, Darlene (David) Lansing, Debbie (Bob) Lynam, Danny DeGuire, Darrell (Debbie) DeGuire, Denise (Rick) Granger and Duane DeGuire; sister-in-law of Ed (Carol) Cohen, Stan Cohen, and Ruth (Brian) Kominsky; dear grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin and a friend to many.

Donna loved her family more than anything in the world. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held on Saturday March 9, 2019 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Kriegshauser West Mortuary 9450 Olive Blvd. Olivette, MO with a reception to follow the visitation at Forest Hills Country Club, Chesterfield, MO.

Memorial donations in Donna’s honor may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Debbie Lynam

March 11, 2019

My sister lived a life of many ups and downs.
I choose to remember her love of life.
She had many loves, there are no words to describe her love for her children. She would do anything and support them through their many decisions.
She loved her husband and supported him providing encouragement and assistance with his business. She loved her mother in law, Myrna. Never missing a day to help her when needed. She was very giving and passionate about helping others.
She loved her sisters and brothers and loved to spend time with them, and taking small sister trips.
She loved to laugh and dance. I will miss her on the dance floor enjoying music and being in a social setting.

Now we celebrate her “eternal life” with no more pain and stress.
She is in the arms of Jesus, her loving mother and father as she embraces her son Nickolas.
To my sister, Rest In Peace eternally
I will miss you everyday,
Til we meet again...
I love you,

Brad and Ricka Morse

March 9, 2019

Your pain is real, time will heal. Our prayers are for your family. Brad and Ricka Morse

Elena Levin

March 8, 2019

Donna Cohen was the thread that held so many lives together. She was there through the most poignant moments in my life. From my house burning down Christmas Eve of ‘98 to my dad dying at 2am in ‘08 and so many moments before and after. There wasn’t a holiday, time or distance that would keep her from supporting her friends or family. She was the kindest, most giving, courageous woman I have ever met. Her unrelenting strength is something I have always admired and I pray that I can emulate that quality throughout my life in her honor. Donna- you were a saint. Thank you for your presence in my life the past 30 years. I will cherish your memory forever.

Terri Lanham

March 8, 2019

Its so hard to wrap my head around this.. I will always cherish our fondest memories & know that she is in heaven with her parents, her son Nick, & nephew Scott. As well as Sister Donna Fischer her godmother, amongst all the other loved ones. She is at peace an is watching over us during this most difficult time. Stay strong, keep the peace & have faith!
RIP Aunt Donna
I love you always ❤️

Nancy Nicholas Miller

March 5, 2019

So sad Donna you are not with us, (after we just got back our little girls club- high school friendships going on 50 yrs!) You know, it won't be the same without you! We met yesterday for lunch, still stunned, but we all felt your spirit present. Donna, you are regarded as one of the most beautiful people, inside and out, that we all have been most privi to know.

Rest in Peace doll. Your children are always welcome to come to us, as so we can share the great stories of your life.... (before kids) ! Shine bright up there, as you did here on earth. We love you and will never forget you and how you were always there for us!

Your most memorable High School gal friends,
nee Nancy Nicholas
Patrice Tentschert
Judy Schnieder

Gwyn Marie (Thouvenot)

March 5, 2019

To the extended family of Donna, and especially to her much loved brothers and sisters, please accept my condolences and deep sorrow to hear of Donna’s passing. It was always special growing up next door to y’all. Your family enriched our lives, you were great neighbors. !!! I love each one of you.!
I can only imagine the deep grief each of you are feeling. My heart aches for you.

To Ray, Ed, and all the children - I’m
So sorry - Donna was such a special and beautiful lady. She had always before her - your best interests deep down in her heart. She yearned that each of you would live well, prosper, and be warm, kind, and loving individuals.

To Donna, rest well my sister in Christ, you had so much pain and sorrow in your life, woven along with the joy and pride.
What joy you must have felt to see your handsome son’s face once again... and to hug him close once more! To run into your mom’s outstretched arms - and to hold your dad tightly. I can see your beaming smile from here. Your pain is gone. Finally gone. You are in the warm and loving Presence of Christ every moment. Paradise welcomed you and joy will surround you. It will seem like only minutes until that final and Glorious day arrives.... and your entire family will be complete again. Thank you for the love you extended to me, and to my family .. including Gus. I will miss you. You were a bright star while here. Until we see each other again... I will send love and prayers to your family here. 💖💙 Gwyn

Gary Maddox

March 4, 2019

Ray & Family: Thinking of you...May Donna be at peace! Gary Maddox

Julie Wolfe

March 4, 2019

Sending love and strength to Ray, Sarah, Liam and her entire family and all who held Donna dear. She will be very missed. Her warmth and love will live on in our memories. RIP Donna.

Earline Kingston

March 4, 2019

Bob and I are so sorry to hear about Donna's passing. I have such fond memories of our friendship through the years. We laughed alot and shared many heartaches together. I know she is in a better place. She had much sadness in her life. I will miss you my friend.
Earline Kingston

Dawn Volkerding

March 4, 2019

RIP Aunt Donna, you will be missed so dearly. No more pain, no more stress. Your with your parents and son now as I’m sure they welcomed you with open arms and lots of hugs.
Rest In Peace you are forever free and safe and please listen when I’m talking to you.
Love You
Aunt Donna