Ralph W. Cossiart, son of the late Albert and Lura Huggins Cossiart, was born at Bloomfield on March 3, 1914, and died at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at the age of 89.
Mr. Cossiart had been a resident of Paducah the past 25 years. He was a retired superintendent of bridge construction for Wonnamaker & Wells and McDowell, Purcell Companies. Mr. Cossiart was a member and deacon emeritus of the First Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church in Paducah. A veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II serving in the Phillippines, Ryukyas, Luzon, Okinawa and Leyte, he was awarded three Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and Merit Unit Service Insignia.
In 1953 he was married to Mary Bornemann, and she survives of the home in Paducah, Ky. Other survivors include one daughter, Nancy Whitley of Rock Mount, N.C.; one sister, Ruth Wilson of Bloomfield; one granddaughter, Pam Register and one great-granddaughter, Renee Register, both of Nashville, N.C.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Ira, Arthur, Robert and Charles Cossiart, and two sisters, Cassie Gaines and Mary Elenor Werneck.
Friends may call at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield after 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Don Masden officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rock Point Cemetery near Bloomfield.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Paducah.