Gloria Weinberg Cohen

November 4, 1930October 12, 2021

Gloria Weinberg Cohen, 90, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Springfield Memorial Health.

She was born on November 4, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late William and Faye (Blotner) Weinberg. She married Richard S. Cohen on September 6, 1954 in Chicago and he preceded her in death on August 22, 1994.

Gloria grew up in Monroe, Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics.

Gloria worked as a dietician at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. She was a member of Temple B’rith Sholom, the Springfield Chapter of Hadassah, Temple B’rith Sholom Sisterhood, and the Jewish Federation of Springfield. Gloria was a diehard Cubs fan and loved Bears football and never hesitated to voice her opinion.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Beth Cohen of Springfield and her brother Charles (wife Portia) Weinberg of Bossier City, LA.

Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, where visitation will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 11 am until time of the funeral service at 12 Noon. The funeral will be held at the funeral home with Rabbi Lynn Goldstein and Rabbi Michael Datz officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield.

Memorials may be made to the Springfield Chapter of Hadassah, Temple B’rith Sholom Sisterhood, or the Jewish Federation of Springfield.


  • Springfield Chapter of Hadassah
  • Temple B'rith Sholom Sisterhood
  • Jewish Federation of Springfield


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Funeral

    Friday, October 15, 2021


Gloria Weinberg Cohen

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Danielle Anderson

October 18, 2021

David and I want to give you our sincere condolences in the passing of your mom! We always enjoyed her when she would come into the store or called! We will miss her!

Danielle and David Anderson

Jessie Short

October 15, 2021

We enjoyed telling stories about North Louisiana. I was born and raised in North Louisiana and Gloria and I shared stories of our Louisiana days as well as being neighbors in Springfield. I will miss her. Jessie Short

Sally Hardwick-Aggertt

October 15, 2021

Gloria was my neighbor for 16 years on Timbercrest Drive in Sprongfield.
She was a good person and was always pleasant.
I always remember her driving to fast down our short little street and whipping into her steep ( downward) driveway. You sure didn’t want to get in her way!

Please accept my sympathy on her passing.