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Elizabeth Loretta (Shaffer) Cogley

April 13, 1923 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 96)


Elizabeth L. Cogley, 96, of Terra Alta, WV and more recently of Egle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lonaconing, MD, died Sunday July 7, 2019, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland, MD surrounded by her loving family.

Born April 13, 1923, in Laferty, OH, she was the daughter of the late A. Dewey and Mary E. (Shepard) Shaffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John E. Cogley; one son, Gary E. Cogley; one sister Clara “Betty” Shaffer; one brother, Benny Shaffer; one granddaughter, Tania Feller; one son-in-law, Scott Litten.

Elizabeth was a nursing assistant in nursing homes as well as a homemaker who always saw her family was taken care of.

She is survived by four daughters, Patricia Litten, New Creek, WV; E. Darlene Biser and husband, Don, Keyser, WV; Caroline Viraugh and husband, Paul and Betty O’Brien and husband, Charlie, all of Terra Alta; one brother, Arthur Shaffer and wife, Barbara, Huron, OH; eight grandchildren, L. Scott Litten; Mark Litten; Teri Litten-Picard; Chris  Feller; Gary Feller; Trent O’Brien; Trinia Edwards; Cynthia Ketterman; thirty nieces and nephews; sixteen great-grandchildren; fifteen great-great-grandchildren; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Elizabeth’s services will be private and her interment will be Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland. Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Drive, Oakland are in charge of her arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Cindy’s Fund, P.O. Box 182, Oakland, MD 21550.

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