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Elizabeth Ann Cowgill

June 8, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Elizabeth Ann Cowgill, 62, died June 2, 2014, at The Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, W.Va.

She had been dealing with Melanoma for many years; it moved to her bloodstream in 2010, creating ongoing complications to her everyday living. She rarely complained and only her closest friends knew she had any problems whatsoever. Libby had such a strong resolve, living her life and work to nearly the end.

Lib was born on Feb. 23, 1952, the only daughter of the late Richard Piersol and Charlotte Piersol, who reside in Parkersburg.

She graduated from Morgantown High School and West Virginia University. Lib was an important associate with SABIC Innovative Plastics, formerly GE Plastics, in Washington, W.Va., where she worked in various capacities during her career of 37 years. Libby was devoted to her Quarter Horse mare, Pepper, and loved looking after her glorious flower beds at her small hillside farm. She loved her annual trips to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and was always anticipating any new adventure which might present itself. Libby was a very kind, gentle soul, with a loving and generous heart, always giving to others.

She leaves cherished memories to her beloved husband, Richard Dean Cowgill, to whom she was married for 39 years; and brothers, Michael Piersol, Blacksburg, Va., and Daniel Piersol, Richmond, Va., as well as all who knew her.

Libby was cremated by request. All arrangements are being handled by The Wilson Funeral Home in Charleston.

The family extends their sincere thanks to Dr. Cathy Adkins, Vienna, as she was a devoted partner to Libby, always available and always with love. Cathy never let her down Dr. Steven Matulis, Charleston, who was instrumental to helping Lib manage her pain. He treated her with such kindness; a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. - In addition, thanks are extended to Housecalls Hospice, Parkersburg, and The Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston donations to The Hubbard House are welcome.

In all aspects of her care, everyone, without exception, treated Elizabeth with respect and great love. Her dear friends at SABIC helped Libby to maintain her dignity to the end; helping to extend her life.

A celebration of life memorial service will be 11 a.m. June 14 at The Unitarian Universalist Church, Third and Putnam streets, Marietta, Ohio.

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