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Dale Allen Cosner

May 28, 1932 ~ November 4, 2019 (age 87)



Dale Allen Cosner, 87, of Bayard, WV, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Oakland, MD.

Born May 28, 1932, in Bismarck, WV, he was the son of the late Marvin David and Gladys (Kitzmiller) Cosner. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Victoria Cosner.

Dale retired as a truck driver for Island Creek Coal Company. He was a member of the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, finding great strength in his faith and family. He was an avid hunter and a member of the National Rifle Association and found joy in his many collections of various antique items. He was a loving father of 4, grandfather of 6, and great grandfather of 3.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Cosner; one son, David A. Cosner, Caldwell, WV  and partner, Sherry Strother, Jane Lew, WV; three daughters, Selma L. Reckart and husband, Larry, Bruceton Mills, WV; Patricia E. Lewis and husband, William, Oakland; Lynn Bush and husband, Rob, Martinsburg, WV; one brother, Vernon Cosner, Bayard; one sister, Alice White, Mt. Storm, WV; six grandchildren, Joshua, Kristin, Stephen, Lexi, Faith, and Logan; three great grandchildren, Jonas, Benton, and Elijah.

Friends will be received at Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, Bismarck Rd., Mt. Storm, WV, 26739, on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Services will be conducted at the church following visitation at 1:00 p.m., with Reverend John Walker officiating. Interment will be in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland.

Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Dr., Oakland, MD, 21550, is in charge of the arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD, 21550 or Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, P. O. Box 178, Mt. Storm, WV, 26739.

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November 8, 2019

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Funeral Service
November 8, 2019

1:00 PM


Hospice of Garrett County
P. O. Box 271, Oakland MD 21550
Tel: 1-301-334-5151

Locust Grove Church of the Brethren
PO Box 178, Mt. Storm WV 26739

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