Cora Elizabeth Young, 98, died Friday, June 19, 2020, at her home in Morgantown. She was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Gassaway (Braxton County). She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Ato and William Young, of Gassaway; her brothers, Forrest, of Gassaway, and Harry, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and beloved great nieces, Melissa Fagin, of Redmond, Wash., and Farrah Ristoff, of Pittsburgh.
Cora moved to Charleston to attend business school. After graduation she was hired by Cohen Drug and eventually became their bookkeeper and buyer. After Cohen Drug was acquired by Rite Aid, she continued in this position until retirement in 1987.
She was a lifetime member of the Gassaway Chapter 32 of the Order of the Eastern Stars. She served as president and was an emeritus member of the Pilot Club of Charleston. She was a 500-hour volunteer for the CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital Gift Shop and served as buyer for several years. She was a member of the John Young Chapter of the DAR.
For many years she drove to Morgantown to attend Mountaineer football games in both old and new stadiums. After moving to Morgantown, she joined the non-profit Mountaineer Spay Neuter Assistance Program and was the most senior member.
Cora is survived by nephews, Mack Young, of Morgantown, and David Young, of Ashburn, Va.; nieces, Elizabeth Fagin, of Redmond, Wash., and Amanda Young, of Memphis, Tenn.; great-nephews, William Young, of Morgantown, and Brian Fagin of Seattle; great-niece Kimberly Young, of Silver Spring, Md.; great-great-nephew, Taylor Young; and great-great-niece, Tristan Young, both of Morgantown.
She grew up in the Gassaway Baptist Church, attended the Baptist Temple in Charleston, and will return home to Gassaway to be laid to rest. A private family service was held at Sugar Creek Cemetery Saturday, June 27 with the Rev. Mark Stump officiating. Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
The family wishes to thank the nurses, aids and staff from Amedisys Hospice, who took such wonderful care of Cora and her caregivers.