Marie Pugh Cooper
Marie Pugh Cooper, 94, of Vienna, WV, died Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Eagle Pointe Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg. She was born February 6, 1925, in Williamstown, WV, a daughter of the late Noah J. and Gladys (Mills) Westbrook.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Charles C. Pugh, Jr., her second husband James H. Cooper, two sisters, Madeline Stephan and Lorna Hall, and four brothers, Carl, Howard, Rolla, and Gordon Westbrook.
Marie was a member of 36th Street Church of Christ, Vienna. She was a 1941 graduate of St. Marys High School. Marie and her first husband opened Vienna Florist (1955), and Bridal Boutique (1973) and operated these businesses together until his death in 1977. Marie continued in the floral business, which had expanded to St. Marys WV, Harrisville WV, and Belpre OH, prior to her retirement in 2004 after 49 years of service to the local communities.
She is survived by her daughter Sandy Mote (Gail) of Searcy, AR; two sons, Charles C. Pugh III (Sharon) of Vienna, WV, and Tim Pugh (Tina) of Searcy, AR; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
“Her children rise up and call her blessed . . . Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all” (Proverbs 31:28-29).
Friends received Saturday, November 9, 1-3pm with services 3pm at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, WV, with Chip Pugh, Jodi Mote, and Leslie Mote officiating. Interment to be held at convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Warren Christian Apologetics Center, 850 Altman Ave, Parkersburg, WV, 26104. Or, SM Endzone Club, 85 Songbird Ln, St. Marys, WV, 26170.