Died: Fri., Oct. 2, 2020

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 17, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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Denise Pamela Cohn was born June 27, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois to Luvert and Maddie Gordon.  She was raised by her mother and bonus Dad, Grover Thorton, Sr. After the passing of her mother, her bonus Dad married Ledora Cook. All have preceded her in death except for Ledora. 

Denise accepted Jesus Christ at an early age at the First Church of Deliverance in Chicago, Illinois.  Her faith was incredibly strong as she battled with cancer up until GOD called her home on October 2, 2020.

Denise graduated from Englewood High School in 1965.  She married Lawrence R. Cohn and to this union two beautiful daughters were born (Kathryn Cureton and Pamela Smith). In 2004, she retired from Skychef and moved to Indianapolis. 

Denise  affectionately known to all as Nanny held several part-time jobs and left a lasting impact on all!  To know her was to love her!  Nanny loved to work with her hands and could fix anything! She gained the nickname "Nanny The Tool Lady".   She also loved baking as she had a sweet tooth for anything sweet (Chocolate Donuts, Chocolate Cake, Moon Pie, Honey Buns)!

Denise leaves to cherish her memory, her loving daughters, Kathryn Cureton (Tony)  and Pamela C. Smith; her amazing grandchildren, Walter Smith III, Alexxus Smith and Lauryn Cureton; her stepmother, Ledora Thornton; two sisters, Lostydia Porter and Valorie Worthington; six brothers, Rudolph Williams, Maurice Thorton, Errol Thorton, Grover Thorton, Jr, Lorenzo Thorton and Delmar Thorton; and a host of sister-in-laws, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends to remember her.


Humbly Submitted……………………..The Family


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Rev. Jerome Chambers, Sr. and Anna Chambers
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
Our condolences and prayers to you and your family. We are praying that God will give your family the strength you need at this time. Remember the good memories when you think of her. Love you!!

Yolanda Raby
   Posted Sat October 10, 2020
Sending my love to you and Pam during your time of bereavement. May God give you comfort and peace. Continued prayers for you and your families. Love you! Loni

Sandra P. Landrum
   Posted Tue October 13, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences regarding the passing of your Dear Mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your sister during this time of sadness.

Arlun Anderson
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020

Exotic Fireside was sent by Academy of Our Lady HS c/o 85.

Sending prayers of love & comfort. Our deepest sympathies to the Cohn Family Love Academy of Our Lady HS c/o 85

Jodie Leahey
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020

All Around Pedestal Basket was sent by Kathy’s family at Northern Trust (Jodie, Jessica and Samar).

Kathy and Family, Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Love, your Northern Trust family (Jodie, Jessica and Samar)

Vanessa Rogers
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020

Peace Lily was sent by The Children .

Kathy, Lauryn and Antonious, you and your family are in our prayers. Sending our sincerest condolences. Love Anthony&Sophia, Dora, Darin, Valerie, Vanessa & Joseph and Troy

Sandra Landrum
   Posted Thu October 15, 2020

The Harbor Sweets 30 piece Gift was sent by Sandra Landrum.

Kathy, With deepest sympathy as you remember your Mother. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Love, Sandra

Ralph and Christine McCoy
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot bear. We the McCoy Family are very sorry for your loss. Absent from the body, present with the LORD. we are praying your strength in the LORD. GOD bless you.

Lavenia R. Johnson
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
Kathy and family,

I send warm thoughts, love, and prayers to all of you. Stay close to each other and continue to offer and accept support from each other during this difficult time.

I am here for you Kathy...always. Warm condolences.

Your friend,


Pastor Bryan Hudson, New Covenant Church
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
On behalf of the New Covenant Church congregation, I offer our prayers and condolences in the passing of Denise Cohen. May the entire family share her joy and passion for living. She fought a good fight! May the Lord comfort your heart and show you a bright path forward in Christ.
God is good all the time!
Pastor Bryan Hudson

Frederica Wheat
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
You will be missed. I thank God for letting you be a part of my life. God Bless your spirit.

Tonya J Mathews
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
To my bonus family :) Love you all and praying for each of you during this difficult time.

Tonya Mathews -

Anita Derico Strode
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
Pam, Walter and Lexi
Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Nanny. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Strode Family

   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
Pamela,Kathy as well as the wonderful, loving grandchildren of Mrs. Denise Cohn, I send my deepest sympathy and condolences to you all. Take care of yourselves, you've done all you could to make your mother comfortable these last years. Love from your Sis, Lorraine Love you all.

Dena Craig
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
Thinking of you all at this time. Sending you prayers of comfort and love.
Love you all - Dena L. Craig

Selena Cage
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
Moma Cohn will truly be missed. I have so many childhood memories that better because she was in them! God bless

Selena Cage and Family

Anita B Poole
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
Deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of your dear mother, grandmother and
mother-in-law DENISE COHN. May the LORD strengthen you and comfort you at this difficult
time. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal.

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