378 Flatwoods Corner Road
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 292
Flatwoods, WV 26621
Phone: (304) 765-5371
Fax: 304-765-5494
Bertha Cogar

Bertha May Cogar

Tuesday, March 15th, 1932 - Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
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Bertha May Hutchison Cogar, 88, of Stone Run Rd., Flatwoods, WV, passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, after fighting Multiple Myeloma for over two years. Bertha was born on March 15, 1932 in Corley, WV, the daughter of the late Oley Clark and Willa Ann Eubank Hutchison. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Frederick “Bob” Cogar; four sisters: Arlie Hutchison, Ada Ruth Hutchison, Martha Pearl Cartee, and Lucy Hutchison; three brothers: Dana, Lloyd, and Willis Hutchison; and one granddaughter, Amber Cogar. Bertha is Survived by one sister, Mary Ann McClure of Elkview, WV; two children: Janet Angotti and husband Michael of Clarksburg, and Tim Cogar and wife Chris of Flatwoods; her grandchildren: Ben Angotti of Denver, CO, Joe Angotti and wife Sarah of Pittsburgh, PA, Tom Angotti of Denver, CO, Molly Angotti and fiancé Tony Sestito of Clarksburg, Amelia Angotti of Clarksburg, Wesley Jarrell of Flatwoods, Ben Jarrell of Flatwoods, Bobby Cogar and wife Ashkiea of Cross Lanes, and Emily Cogar of Flatwoods; and her great-grandchildren: Scarlet Angotti, Josephine Angotti, Gianna Sestito, Gabby Jarrell, and Tristen Jarrell.

Bertha lived with Arlie in Clarksburg and attended West Virginia Business College, then worked as a secretary. She was married to Bob in 1953 and moved to Saint Louis for Bob to attend diesel mechanic school while Bertha worked as a secretary, before moving back to West Virginia. After Bob’s death, Bertha and her two children moved back to Stone Run, where they lived with Ada Ruth. Bertha retired after being a teacher’s aide for over 25 years at Flatwoods Elementary School. She was a life-long member of Stone Run United Methodist Church, where she was also treasurer for over 10 years. She loved going to church on Sunday mornings, then coming home to watch another sermon on TV after Sunday lunches. She was very active outdoors and enjoyed growing flowers in various beds around her home, blueberries in her blueberry patch, and vegetables in her garden. She also enjoyed canning vegetables from her garden and sending quarts of green beans home with her grandchildren. Bertha was active in 4-H when she was young and was a 4-H All Star, then went on to start and lead the Stone Run Busy Beavers 4-H club for over 10 years. She loved animals, including many cats over the years, and greatly enjoyed feeding and watching birds throughout her life.

Bertha was beloved by her family for her sunny disposition. The highlight of any trip to Grandma B’s house was getting some of her signature chuckles. A fantastic cook and baker, she was most famous for her blueberry cobblers and peanut butter logs. Bertha’s was home to regular Sunday lunches, most family gatherings, and reunions over the years. As well as being “home” to many family members who needed a place to stay over the years.

On Saturday September 12th, 2020, visitation will be held in a socially distanced manner at 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV. Funeral Services will be graveside at 12 p.m., Eric Veltre officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Stone Run Cemetery for its upkeep. (1617 Stone Run Rd. Flatwoods, WV 26621)
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
    Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home
    378 Flatwoods Corner Drive
    FLATWOODS, WV 26621
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 12:00pm
    Stone Run Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Pastor Eric Veltre


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Brenda Kniceley

Posted at 11:53pm
Janet, Tim and Families, We are sending our heartfelt deepest sympathy, thoughts and love with lots of prayers to Bertha's Family. She was such a special Lady who brought out the sunshine when she was around. She was a happy soul and shared it with others. We are sorry we didn't know about Bertha's passing. Our Families have a long history, and Your Mom was So Special. We'll be keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. Brenda and Kenton Kniceley

Patricia ( Patty ) Nutter

Posted at 12:08am
Patty Nutter
I didn't know Mrs.Cigar that well, but from all
the talks and interactions I had with her at Kroger, she was an awesome lady. Really stood out in my mind. My deepest and heartfelt sympathies goes to the family in their great loss. God Bless My prayers are with you.

Judith Davis

Posted at 12:48pm
Please accept my heartfelt condolences in the loss of Bertha. I taught school at Flatwoods and also shared a birthday with Bertha. She was 10 years older than I am and we shared cake many times thanks to Ora May Rogers, our Principal, who would bring us a homemade cake on or close to our birthdays. I too remember her Peanut Butter Bars. Know that she was a wonderful person and cared greatly for the children in our school and in the 4-H club that she led. With fond memories, Judith Davis

Linda Brown

Posted at 03:24pm
Cousin Bertha, you have always been a good cousin, willing worker with 4-H, and always available for whatever any neighborhood kid needed. We have missed you at church and Methodist Women over the past year due to your health, but understandably so.
I know that God has freed you of your pain and you are with the rest of your family enjoying a great reunion in the SKY as they say.
Love and miss you.
Linda Brown and Family

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