Helen Summers Cokeley

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Helen Summers Cokeley

Age 92, of Harrisville, WV passed away December 07, 2017 at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville, WV.

She was born November 19, 1925 at Smithville, WV, the daughter of the late Brice L. and Ysobel Deem Summers.

Helen graduated from Harrisville High School in 1943 and Ohio University in 1947 with a degree in biology. She was a teacher in Minnesota before returning to WV to devote her life to her family.

She was an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church where she had been a Sunday School Teacher, a member of United Methodist Women and held many various offices within the church. She started the current prayer chain in the church and wrote the newsletter for many years.

She had also been a 4-H Leader, a 4-H All-Star and a member of the 4-H Development Council.

Helen is survived by three children, Laura Ann Cokeley Krupa (Michael J.) of Nicholasville, KY, Lawrence B. Cokeley (Angie) of Pennsboro, WV and Edward R. Cokeley (Gail) of Harrisville; Eight grandchildren, Jessica Nelson, Joanna Cokeley, Jamie Moncure, Michael David Krupa, Rachel Cokeley, Rebecca Cokeley, Anna Cokeley and Sarah Cokeley; and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Cokeley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, December 10, 2017 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Harrisville with Rev. Bill Dawson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, Saturday, from 4-8 PM and Sunday one hour prior to services at the church.

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