Martha J Cogan


Martha Jean Cogan, 95, of Minerva, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Alliance Community Hospital.

Born in Canton, she was a daughter to Charles and Blanche Waefler.

She and her husband owned Maple Drive Dairy Farm near East Rochester. She was a nine-year employee of the former Fair Store and managed, then owned Hill’s Shoe Store in Minerva for 25 years.

She was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist and a life member of Bayard Grange and a member of SWRM club.

She is survived by a daughter, Christine (Chris) Powell of Zoar; son, Vaughn (Susan) Cogan of Carrollton; two grandchildren, Melinda (Aaron) Abrahamson and Dawn (Mick) Malcom; and five great grandchildren, Morgan and Andrew Abrahamson, Avery, Madilyn and Kaylor Malcom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Cogan, who died in 1993; a brother and sister-in-law, Dwight and Libby Waefler; and recently her beloved cat, Squeeky

Per her wishes, a graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at East Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist, 2501 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44714. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at