Marjorie Brookover
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Obituary of Marjorie Lucille Coffman Brookover

Marjorie Lucille Coffman Brookover, 92, of Fairmont passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Genesis Pierpont Center with family at her side.

She was born January 8, 1926 in Fairview, a daughter of the late Keith and Ressie O’Dell Coffman.

Marjorie was a graduate of Fairview High School and Fairmont State College and began her teaching career in music at Fairview Elementary and High Schools.  She left teaching to raise her family, then continued her career at Bridgeport High School as a music and social studies teacher until her retirement.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fairmont where she taught the adult Sunday school class for many years and participated in the handbell and Sanctuary choirs.  For the last several years she has been a member of Bridgeport United Methodist Church.

She was an accomplished pianist and seamstress, an avid reader and loved to work puzzles.

Marjorie is survived by her two daughters and their spouses, Barbara (John) Sullivan and Nancy (Mark) Hoffman, all of Fairmont; three grandsons and their spouses, Sean (Charlene) Sullivan of Fairmont, Kevin (Lindsey) Sullivan of Martinsburg, and Kyle (Alana) Hoffman of Fairmont; and six great-grandchildren, Connor and Elizabeth Sullivan of Fairmont, Kalin, Aiden and John Sullivan of Martinsburg, and Andrew Hoffman of Fairmont. She is also survived by two sisters, Cloreece Musgrave of Bridgeport and Sallie Ann (Alvin) Angle of Buchannon; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Brookover in 1974; a brother Monard (Artola) Coffman; and two brothers-in-law, Gilbert Musgrave and Darwin (Louise) Brookover.

The family especially wishes to thank the staff at Pierpont Center for the love and compassionate care they provided to Marjorie.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the Permanent Fund at Bridgeport United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

The family will receive friends at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554, on Sunday, January 6, 2019, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Monday, January 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 10 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Ken Ramsey officiating. A committal service will follow at McCurdysville Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at