Violet L. (Smith) Coss, 91, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Mary Ann Manor, Follansbee, WV, under the care of the staff and Amedisys Hospice.

Violet was born on November 10, 1922, in Gamoca, WV. She was the daughter of the late Lorenza and Allie (Dilly) Smith.

Violet retired from Kroger’s after 17 years of service in 1964 from working in the meat and cashier areas. She was a member of the Christian Life Apostolic Church, Beech Bottom, WV.

In addition to her parents, Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Coss Sr., a son, Joseph D. Coss Jr., and five sisters, Rosie Sims, Nellie Shreves, Elsie Lester, Lucy Fisher, and Ruby Monroe.

Violet is survived by her two daughters, Kathryn Martinez and Linda Coen, both of Wellsburg, WV, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, and again on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV, 304-737-3551, with the Reverend Larry G. Wallbrown, officiating.

Entombment will follow at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens.

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