(02/22/2002)
Eva Virginia Brumage Cooper, 88, of Vienna, WV, passed away February 20, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 29, 1914, in Big Bend, Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Walter Howard and India Lee Rice Brumage. She moved to the Mid-Ohio Valley with her parents at the age of six. Eva attended school in the Mineral Wells area and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1933. After graduation, she worked at the American Viscose in the coning department. Later she worked for the Internal Revenue Service and Wood County Bank and was an Avon representative for more than 25 years.

Eva was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, Parkersburg. She was a seamstress and enjoyed multiple forms of crafts and needlework.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Regina Cooper of Morgantown, WV; one daughter, Cynthia J. Cooper of Vienna; three grandchildren, Gregory Cooper and his wife, Virginie of Pittsburgh, PA, Michelle Cooper of Morgantown and Sgt. Brian Cooper of Morgantown and presently serving with the U.S. Army Military Police at Ft. Gordon, GA; one brother-in-law, Ray Cooper and his wife, Arneta Cooper; two sisters-in-law, Ethel Cooper and Annabell Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Harry Daniel Cooper, whom she wed on April 16, 1938, preceded her in death. They were married for 51 years until his death in April 1989.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers Wilbert, Harold and James Brumage; and one sister, Grayce Brumage Dawson.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg. Rev. Sharon West and the Rev. Michael Hickman will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen South Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. today and 2-3 p.m. Saturday.


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