Rella Mae (Cooper) Rhodes

March 14, 1938 ~ June 5, 2022 (age 84)


Rella Mae (Cooper) Rhodes, age 84 of Seneca Rocks, WV passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA.  Rella had been a resident of Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center the past 5 years. 

Rella was born on March 14, 1938 in Seneca Rocks, WV and was a daughter of the late Perry John Cooper and Dora Alice (Champ) Cooper Mauzy.

In addition to her parents, Rella was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Rhodes in 2002; one sister, Arvella Cooper Vance and one sister-in-law, Gladys Mongold Cooper.

Rella is survived by one son, Richard W. Rhodes of Seneca Rocks, WV; one daughter, Rita A.  Rhodes of Seneca Rocks, WV; two grandchildren, Corey R. Rhodes and Tyler A. Rhodes; three brothers, Ray Cooper of Seneca Rocks, WV, Dave Cooper and wife Judy of Fairmont, WV and Bobby Cooper and wife Carolyn of Petersburg, WV; one sister, Ethel Williams and husband Ronney of Elkins, WV; several nieces and nephews survive.

Rella was a graduate of Circleville High School.  She had worked at various places including the former 4-U Restaurant and Motel and Seneca Rocks Visitors Center.  She attended Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, from 5 – 8 PM , June 7, 2022 at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.  

Funeral service will be 11 AM Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in the chapel of the Schaeffer Funeral Home with the Rev. Cindy Skinner officiating.  Interment will be in the Cooper-Bible Family Cemetery in Seneca Rocks, WV.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant View United Methodist Church, c/o Debbie Arbogast, P.O. Box 97, Seneca Rocks, WV  26884.


June 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, WV 26847

Funeral Service
June 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, WV 26847

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