Karen Lou Cowger, 63 of Four States passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her residence. She was born April 29, 1951 in Richwood to Harold and Geneva Hall Smith and worked as a custodian at Fairmont General Hospital and St. Barbour's Nursing Home and sold Avon, Blair, and Tupperware. She was a homemaker and a "social butterfly". She never met a stranger but was very much a people person, befriending everyone she met. She enjoyed attending church at TLC Ministries and participated in all the fundraising activities in the church and the community. She liked to sew, crochet, and craft and enjoyed picnics and animals.
Karen is survived by her husband Kenny; daughter Twana (companion Rodney Sturm) Cowger of Philippi; brothers Harold "H.D." Smith of Everettsville and Ronnie "Bingo" Smith of Charleston; sisters Wanda Frasier, Sue Long, Patty Smith, Connie Miranov, Bonnie Lepoe, and Chrissy Singleton; and grandson Gabriel Sturm. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Darlene House.
Friends may join the family for visitation on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 11:00 to 1:00 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Funeral Services to celebrate Karen's life will be held at 1:00 PM with Pastor Sabrina Haught officiating. Interment will follow in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Replete.