Della J. Lantz, age 67, a resident of Sand Run Rd. Philippi, passed away Sunday May 21, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 2, 1949 in Lumberport, WV, a daughter of the late Charles and Alma (Layman) Cozad. Della was united in marriage on August 14, 1976 to Denzil L. Lantz Sr. who preceded her in death on April 22, 2000. Surviving are
Four children, Lisa Shifflet and husband Robert of Junior
Denzil L. Lantz Jr. and wife Cheryl of Moorefield
Roddy L. Lantz and wife Sheila of Belington
Juanita Martin and husband Joseph, OH
Six brothers and three sisters,
Richard Cozad and wife Regina of SC
David Cozad of Laurel Lea, WV
Alfred Cozad and wife Brenda
Bernard Cozad and wife Lida
John Cozad and wife Barb
Chester Cozad and wife Bonnie all of WV
Helen Wiles of Shinnston
Cherrie Williston both of Philippi
Two aunts, Juanita Knisell of NY
Uncle, John Layman of MT
Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews
Della was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Linda Pinkham and husband Stanley Pinkham, brother and sister-in-law, Chuck Cozad and wife Luvy Cozad.
Della was a homemaker and was a member of the VFW Post #410 Ladies Auxiliary, and attended the Silent Grove Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Wednesday May 24, from 4-8 pm and Thursday May 25, from 8 am- 1 pm the service hour with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Liberty Cemetery.
Thursday May 25, 2017, 1:00 PM at Wright Funeral Home
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