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Edith Coomer, 100, Adair & Taylor Counties, KY (1915-2016)

She was the matriarch of an outstanding South Central Kentucky family. She was the daughter of the late William L. & Flora Curry. She was formerly a resident of Columbia and Campbellsville, KY, where she & her late husband, Cager, owned and managed grocery stores in Gradyville, Adair County, and Red Fern, Taylor County, KY. She loved everything about homemaking. During World War II, while living in Chicago, she did her duty for her country work in aircraft factory. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and formerly of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Edith loved life, her God and her family and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves 25 direct living descendants to carry on her wonderful legacy.
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Edith Coomer, having celebrated her 100th birthday with friends & family only two months before, born on December 31, 1915 passed away at Mt. Pleasant Retirement Village, Monroe, Ohio on February 24, 2016.

Funeral service Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Rev. Harold D. Coomer, Rev. William R. Davenport and Rev. Steve Pescosolido the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 11amCT, Saturday, at the funeral home.

Edith Coomer, 100, Adair & Taylor Counties, KY (1915-2016)

She was born Friday, December 31, 1915, in Sparksville, Adair County, KY, the daughter of William "W.L." & Flora Curry. She died Wednesday, February 24, 2016, in Monroe, Ohio, at the age of 100 years, one month, and 24 days.

Edith was formerly a resident of Columbia and Campbellsville, KY where she & her late husband, Cager, owned and managed a grocery store. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Dimple Curry, Blanche Turner & twin-sister, Edra Cornelison; and one brother, Billy Curry. Mrs. Coomer is survived by:
  • One sister, Dessie Tatum of Florida

  • Two sons, David L. (Shannon) Coomer of Monroe, OH & Harold D. (Vivecia) Coomer of Decatur, AL

  • Seven grandchildren, Kimberly (Doug) Anderson, Dana (Jonathan) Morgan,Amy (Raphael) Avila, Chad Coomer, Soni (Rob) Lukens, Misti (Jason) Palmer, and Kristi (Michael) Thrasher

  • Fifteen great grandchildren

  • And one great great grandchild
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Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements

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