Robert M. CohnAugust 14, 1932 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 85)
Robert Marvin Cohn was born August 14, 1932 in Newton, Iowa. He was the son of Eli Alfred Cohn and Edna (Popofsky) Cohn. Robert lived much of his life in Newton. He graduated high school from Newton High School and attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He owned and operated a clothing store and fabric store and after closing those businesses he went into sales. Robert married his loving wife, Barbara on April 3, 1981 in Newton.
Robert was a vibrant, talented and service-oriented man. He was a Rotarian in Newton and had been president of the Rotary Club of Newton. He also was a director in the community theater and had been involved in many plays and musicals, Oklahoma being his favorite. After moving to Branson, Robert was active with the Branson Arts Council, presently Branson Regional Arts Council, where he served as a board member and president. He also served on the Branson Planning and Zoning Commission. He and Barbara also loved to travel, especially ship adventures. They only stopped traveling when they ran out of places to visit. The couple also served as inspectors with the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri.
Robert entered into rest on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Cox Medical Center Branson at the age of 85.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli & Edna Cohn and one brother, Leonard Cohn.
Robert is survived by his wife, Barbara Cohn of Branson; his children, Steven Cohn and wife Wendy of Portland, Oregon, Cindy Cohn and husband Patrick Ball of San Francisco, California and Kristen Cohn of Virginia; step-sons, Stephen Stilwell and wife Anita of Hudson, Wisconsin and Robert Morecraft and wife Kimberly of Vermillion, South Dakota; one sister, Joyce Koufer of Overland Park, Kansas and four step-grandchildren along with many friends.
A gathering of friends will take place September 21, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at Robert’s home in Branson. Those who love and knew him are welcome to attend.
Memorials in Robert’s memory may be made to Skaggs Foundation, 101 Skaggs Road Suite 404, Branson, MO 65616 or the Branson Regional Arts Council, P. O. Box 2004, Branson, MO 65615.
Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory in Branson and interment will be in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson.