Shirley Ann (Burnside) Cookson

Shirley Ann (Burnside) Cookson, 76, of Belpre, died Jan. 25, 2013, at The Arbors in Marietta.

She was born Dec. 23, 1936, in Harrison County, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Wallace G. and Hazel Velma Richards Burnside.

She had worked for the G. C. Murphy’s Store, the Wilmar Restaurant and the Blennerhassett Restaurant. She loved her cats.

Survivors include her sister, Janet (Neil) Flowers of Belpre; her three brothers, Kenneth (Judy) Burnside of Belpre, William “Bill” Burnside of Pennsacola, Fla., and Robert “Gary” (Sharon) Burnside of Elizabeth, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Cookson; her parents; three brothers, Wallace Jr., Guy and Richard “Larry” Burnside; and two sisters, Bernice Stephens and Norma Ross.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with the Rev. Keith Belt officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen South Cemetery, Parkersburg. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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