Letha K. Cogan, 97, of Minerva, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in the Arbors of Minerva.
She was born Aug. 24, 1920, in Bayard to Arthur and Laura (Roby) Hoopes. She was a housewife and a former employee of Baxter's Tube in Minerva. She is a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and a former Grange member, Minerva Mothers of Twins Club and helped cook for the Minerva Community Meals.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Cogan, who died in 1997; a daughter, Dorothy Hawk; brother, Clyde Hoopes, and a grandson, Terry Cogan. She is survived by nine daughters, Leilla (Dan) Moore of Louisville, Norma (Alfred) Zwahlen of Minerva, Mary (Jerry) Garrett of Minerva, Beverly (Tom) Polen of Hanoverton, Carolyn (Richard) Evans of East Rochester, Marilyn (Kenny) Simmons of Malvern, June (Doyle) Hawk of East Rochester, Linda (Daryl) Haynam of Newark, Betty (Don) VanFossen of Sugarcreek; five sons, Dale (Eileen) Cogan of Minerva, Wilbur Cogan of Minerva, Paul (Linda) Cogan of Carrollton, Gary (Cassie) Cogan of Carrollton, and Larry (Rhonda) Cogan of Carrollton; 35 grandchildren; and 56 great grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren; several step grand, step great grand, and step great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sept. 8 in the Minerva United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Heritage Memorial Gardens. Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register book at www.gotschallfuneralhome.