Loretta Gray Cohernour, 86, of Lewisburg, WV, passed peacefully from this world to the next at The Brier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, November 17, 2018.
Loretta was born September 18, 1932, at Esty, WV. She was the seventh of eight children born to Thomas Franklin Cohernour and Rosa Lee Cohernour.
In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by siblings Olive Poe, Dwayne Cohernour, Ray Cohernour, Bob Cohernour, Edna Phillips, Everette "Boley" Cohernour, and Frankie Cohernour.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, Dorothy Rita of Winchester, VA; Cuma Flory of Statesville, NC, and her son, Mark Gragg, his father Blaine Gragg, and Mark's daughter, Austin Gragg; Roger McMillion of Clintonville, WV; Joyce Phillips of Roanoke, VA; Frank Phillips of Elkins, WV; and Loretta's sister-in-law, Janet Saunders of Lewisburg.
Loretta spent all of her life caring for her family, and was a gifted seamstress, spending many years selling special order clothing, upholstering furniture, and working at the Kellwood company. She and her sister, Frankie, cared for children in their home for over 40 years. Many children in the Lewisburg area remember Frankie and Loretta as their babysitters from early childhood. Frankie and Loretta were members of the Calvary/Lewisburg Baptist Church, where they faithfully cared for children in the church nursery. Loretta spent the last six years of her life living at Lewisburg Manor Senior Retirement apartments.
A celebration of Loretta's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
Fellowship and family visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. prior to the service. Internment will be at Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg following the service.
Online guestbook can be signed at www.morganfh.net.
Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the November 20, 2018 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.