Beulah Coopman


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Posted Online: Nov. 10, 2012, 6:27 pm
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Beulah M. Kipping Coopman, 88, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Silver Cross Nursing Home, Rock Island.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111-1st St A, Moline. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials can be made to Friendship Manor or Sacred Heart Church.
Beulah was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Pearce, KY, the daughter of William "Drue" and Bertha (Boston) Curry. Beulah graduated in 1942 from Greenburg High School (KY) and was immediately hired by the U.S. Army to work in Washington, D.C. during WWII. Beulah later attended the Black Hawk College Nursing program during the 1980s. She married Wayne Kipping in 1948. He preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1980. She later married Harry Coopman on Dec. 31, 2004, in Davenport. He preceded her in death on April 1, 2010.
Beulah retired from the Rock Island Arsenal. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Moline, Altar and Rosary Society and sang in the church choir. Beulah was a member of the American Legion Post 246, Moline Auxiliary, Quad City Bridge Club, NARFE and was a master bridge player and loved playing bingo. Beulah was a hospice volunteer and traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States.
Survivors and (spouses) include her brother, Clint (Marcia) Curry, Davenport; many nieces and nephews, including Roberta (Gil) Breckling, Silvis, Darlene (Don) Reed, Naperville, Ill., Diane (David) Carnithan, Rock Island, Kim (Dave) Bush, Rock Island, Shawn (Kim) Curry, Maryland, Ryan (Cori) Curry, Rock Island, Aaron (Dawn) Curry, East Moline. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Wayne, Grady and James; sisters, Bernice, Frances and Nora.
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