Martha Alberta Weydert Cohen
Martha Alberta Weydert Cohen, age 55, of Fleming Island, Florida passed away peacefully on February 27, 2020 from cancer.
She was born March 10, 1964 in Sycamore, Illinois to Theodore John Weydert and Lauryce Arlyne Hintzsche Weydert and was named after her two grandmothers.
Martha was raised in Maple Park, Illinois and graduated from Kaneland High School. She was a baptized member in the Community of Christ. After attending Graceland University in Lamoni, IA, she lived in the Kansas City region for many years; West Bend, WI; and eventually moved to Florida in 2005 fulfilling her lifelong dream of living in a warm climate.
She had a knack for organization and used her unique talents to create brilliant designs for custom closets and home office spaces in the Jacksonville area. She repeatedly won awards both for her designs and sales. Martha enjoyed gardening specifically to foster a growing population of butterflies and hummingbirds in her back yard. These creatures of nature brought her much joy.
She also enjoyed any time she could spend at the beach and was a big Cubs fan. Most important to Martha, however, were her children whom she loved dearly and with whom she had a wonderful relationship. Second only to her children was her love of her 3 dogs that were constant companions to her.
Martha was preceded in death by her father and grandparents. Martha is survived by her mother, Lauryce Weydert of DeKalb, IL; children, Jacob Cohen of Fleming Island, FL, Meredith Cohen of Fleming Island, FL, and Aaron (Lindsey) Cohen of Olathe, KS; siblings Carolyn (Gary) Faselt of Denver, CO, Jane McDonald of Norwalk, IA, and Joy (Tom Fine) Weydert of Platte City, MO; Ted (Kristi) Weydert of Sycamore, IL; Janet Clarke of Chicago, IL; and her dearest friend, Todd Osbron.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services at Beaches Memorial Park, 1500 Main Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. 904-249-1166. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Please plant milkweed, coneflowers, and butterfly bushes in your own back yard to promote butterflies and other pollinators in honor of Martha.
Donald Edward Johnson
Donald Edward Johnson of Middleburg, FL died March 13, 2020. Born March 9, 1946 in Winnfield, LA, Don was a proud decorated veteran having served from April 1963 to August 1992 as Senior Chief Petty Officer on the Midway, Saratoga, and Forrestal during Korea, Vietnam and Persian Gulf.
He is survived by his children, Donald Johnson of Reno, NV, Sharon Britt Johnson of Magnolia, CA and Robert Johnson of Middleburg, FL, seven grandchildren and a loving companion, Ruby Lauramore.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors rendered.
David Ernest Hansen
David Ernest Hansen, 89, died March 5th 2020 at Haven Hospice Orange Park, surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sheila Sheppard Hansen, his son Joel D .Hansen and family; his daughters, Susan Hansen Fraze and family; Mary Hansen Lowery and family; Julie Hansen Hill and family; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was loved dearly by his family and will be greatly missed.
Memorial service will be held at Hibernia Baptist Church, Fleming Island, Saturday, March 28th at 11am.
Jackie R. “Rusty” Tomlin
Jackie R. “Rusty” Tomlin, 73 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away March 9, 2020. Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com
Arthur S. Woodward
Arthur S. Woodward, 87, of Orange Park, FL, passed away March 14, 2020.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com
Carolyn Brown Steiner
Carolyn Brown Steiner, 84, of Orange Park, FL, passed away March 12, 2020. Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com