Essie M. Cogdill, 95, a resident of Warren, PA, since 2003, died Monday morning, November 21, 2016 with her daughter at her side at the Rouse Warren County Home.
Essie was born on June 11, 1921, in Fitzgerald, GA. She grew up and lived most of her life in Florida, until she moved to Warren, PA, to be near her daughter.
Essie served as Postmaster in St. Marks, FL, until she transferred to Williston, FL, where she continued as postmaster until her retirement in 1987. Essie was active in the Florida Chapter of the National Postmasters Association and proudly served a term as president of that organization.
She was also a 50 year member of the Eastern Star, serving in the Crawfordville, FL, and Chiefland, FL, chapters. Essie was a long time member of the Williston First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School at various levels and worked with youth groups.
After moving to Warren, she became a member of the Calvary Baptist Church where she especially enjoyed her Sunday School Class.
She is survived by her daughter, Kay McConnell and her husband, David, of Warren, PA, a granddaughter, Gavin R. Young and her husband, Rob, of Asheville, NC, two great grandsons, Beckett and Silas Young, and several nieces and nephews. Essie was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Seldon Cogdill, her father and mother, Reverend and Mrs. J.A. Watts, her brother, John L. Watts, and her son-in-law, Tom Raker.
Funeral services will be held at a later date in Williston, FL.
Essie will be inurned next to her husband, James S. Cogdill, in the Oak View Cemetery, Williston, FL.
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The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.