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Beulah Cogar

January 4, 1929 — May 11, 2016

Beulah Ruth Cogar, 87 of Diana passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Braxton Health Care Center after an extended illness. She was born January 4, 1929 on Desert Fork in Webster County to John Franklin and Ina Eldie Anderson Brooks. Beulah married Freeman Cogar on September 21, 1946 and lived her whole life in the Diana area with the exception of her stay at Braxton Health Care Center. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener, and loved her flowers. Beulah was Baptist by faith and will be remembered by all for her applesauce pies.

Beulah was preceded in death by her parents; infant son Robert Lee Cogar; infant brother Junior Brooks; brothers Lance, Lester, and Clifford Brooks; and sisters Freda Baker and Jean Lilly.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 69 years, Freeman Cogar of Diana; sons Russell (Sue) Cogar of Diana, Delbert (Annette) Cogar of Ada, Ohio, Larry P. Cogar of Upshur County, Harold (Karen) Cogar of Sissonville, and James Cogar at home; daughters Gladys (Jack) Stout of Litchfield, Ohio and Glenda (Terry) Woods of Upshur County; brothers Bacel Brooks of Ohio and James Brooks of South Carolina; sister Ina Hall of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Friends may join the family for visitation on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Funeral Services to celebrate Beulah’s life will be held at 11:30 AM with Rev. Curt Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Fisher Run Cemetery, Diana.

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