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Frances Ann Smith Cowely Larabee

January 26, 1938 ~ March 3, 2019 (age 81)

Visitation will be 2 hours before the service at the church.

Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

Frances Ann Smith Cowely Larabee, 81, of Cooperstown, WV went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2019 following a short illness. She was born to Elbert and Dorothy Riffe Smith on Jan. 26, 1938 in Packsville, WV. She was their only child. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and teacher to those who knew her. Her life and love of teaching touched so many young souls. She was a member of the Colcord Presbyterian Church in Colcord, WV. There, she led the choir with her angelic and love for the Lord through playing of the Lord’s word. She died peacefully, with her children by her side. She was home where she wanted to be when she took her last breath. All 3 were there to help her transition to our Heavenly home. She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Charles Edward Cowley and her second husband, Lawrence Larabee. Along with those her mother, Dorothy Riffe Smith and father, Elbert Dewitt Curtis Smith and her daughter, Laura Beth Cowley. Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Shelley Daniel and Bo of Naoma, WV, CE Cowley and Lori of Seth, WV, Becky and Jim Russell of Glen Daniel, WV; stepchildren, Shelly Larabee Galaida of OH and Larry Larabee Jr. of FL. Also, a sister-in-law and caregiver, Ruth Ann Cowley of Cooperstown; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also, by her side, her 2 favorite companions Bingo and Prissy, who never left her side. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday evening, March 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Colcord Presbyterian Church Colcord, WV with Rev. Jerry Pauley officiating and the singers will be the church choir. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations sent to the Colcord Presbyterian Church Colcord, WV. Proverbs 31: 10-31 / Psalms 121.

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