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Margaret Ann Cohen-McElrath
November 3, 1937 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Margaret Ann Cohen McElrath
November 3, 1937- January 21, 2024
Margaret Ann Cohen McElrath, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter and sister went to be
with the Lord on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
Margaret was born on November 3, 1937 to the union of Emmanuel and Sadie Mae Alcorn in
Biscoe, Arkansas. Both parents proceeded her in death.
Margaret accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized in 1952 in recognition of her
acceptance of Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. A lifelong Christian, Margaret was a member
of Liverpool Missionary Baptist Church where she served diligently since 1954.
Margaret went to school in Arkansas and moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1954. Margaret spent an
extensive career serving domestically as a home health aide and child caregiver for many years.
Margaret retired in 1993.
On March 30, 1996, Margaret married the love of her life Richard McElrath. They enjoyed
spending time with each other including traveling and going to casinos.
Margaret McElrath was a sweet woman with a stubborn soul that was devoted to her family. She
was the go-to person for advice, for words of encouragement, and words of wisdom. She was a
hard-worker. She is usually the one consoling others from grief. She will truly be missed.
Margaret is also proceeded in death by brothers: Charlie Saxton, Auburn Saxton, Albert Saxton
and Thomas Alcorn; sisters: Velma Holmes, Deborah Alcorn and Theatrice Saxton; children:
Hugh Cohen and Maeran Cohen. Margaret is survived by siblings Richard Saxton and Sadie Mae
Foster; children: Valory McElrath (Thomas McElrath) and Henry Cohen; stepchildren: Earl
McElrath and Theresa Sutton; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and