Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Eva Annalee Cowger, 86, died at 1:40 p.m. Nov. 5, 2013.
She was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Keysor, W.Va., to Ray and Jessie Osburn Stump. On Nov. 24, 1946, she was married in Hacker Valley, W.Va., to Evin Hubert Cowger, who died June 2, 2004.
They moved to Ohio a few years later and built their home on County Road 33A, Wapakoneta. In 2003, she moved to St. Marys, where she lived on Royal Oak Drive. Several years later, due to failing health, she relocated to Quaker Heights Care Community, Waynesville.
Surviving are a daughter, Starla Dobson, Port Charlotte, Fla.; a son, Gregory (Julie) Cowger, Waynesville; four grandchildren, Nathan (Kasey) Bice, Erin (Dave) Harrington, Christopher (Leigh Anne) Cowger and Corey Cowger; and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Ray B. Stump Jr. and Charles Stump.
She was a graduate of Wright State University, Dayton, where she earned a degree in elementary education. She retired from Minster Elementary School, having taught second grade for many years. She previously taught in Moulton and West Virginia. She attended Crossview Christian Church, Waynesville, and was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church, Hawthorne Chapter #119 OES, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Auglaize County Retired Teachers Association and the After 5 Club. Her favorite pastimes included gardening, sewing and camping.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High Street Chapel, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home on High Street.
A family visitation and celebration of life will be held at Crossview Christian Church in Waynesville from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.