Shirley A. (Knowlton) Cogar

July 17, 1937 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 82)


Shirley A. Cogar, age 82, of Bay View, died Sunday morning, March 15, 2020, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, following a brief illness.  

She was born July 17, 1937, in Adrian, OH, and attended Fostoria St. Wendelin Catholic School.  She worked for the Lutheran Memorial Home, Sandusky, for many years; and in her free time, she enjoyed traveling, going to the senior center, and knitting.

She is survived by two daughters Tina (Rex) Bodi and Kelly Cogar; two sons Dennis (Linda) Cogar and Joseph Cogar; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; sister Mary (Richard) Stimmel; three brothers Deroy (Gretta) Knowlton, Eugene (Mary) Knowlton, and Bill (Linda) Knowlton; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Waymon Cogar in 1966; and parents Graydon and Rose (Lucius) Cogar.

Friends may call from 4-7 PM Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, where services will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11:00 AM.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin.  

Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.  Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting 

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March 18, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service
610 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OHIO 44824

Funeral Service
March 19, 2020

11:00 AM
Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service
610 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OHIO 44824


Stein Hospice Services
1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky OH 44870

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