Sarah Cooper


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Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Sarah J. Cooper, 92, of Knoxville, Ill., formerly of Coal Valley, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday at Beulah Cemetery, Orion. Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley, is in charge of arrangements.
The former Sarah Jane Duncan was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Chicago. She married Robert J. Cooper Sr., on Feb. 14, 1939, in Lancaster, Mo. He died Nov. 16, 1986.
She and her husband farmed near Coal Valley for many years.
Sarah is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Sharon Cooper, Knoxville; three grandchildren, Jonathon M. Cooper, Shaun M. Cooper and Michelle L. Cooper; and her brother, Raymond Duncan. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Robert Cooper Jr.; a daughter, Pearl Jean Cooper; and brothers, Harvey, Glenn and Richard Duncan.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.












 




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