Helen Cooper, 89, of Inverness, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Wilkinson, W.Va., to the late Alexander and Anastasia (Sharampleo) Huchok. Helen was a secretary for Rockwell International, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Gahanna, Ohio. Helen very much enjoyed dancing and her animals. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she loved taking care of her family. She was Methodist by faith.
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She is survived one daughter, Marcia A. Carter of Worthington, Ohio; two grandchildren, Nicole (Kevin) Lykens and Shannon (Joel) Hall; and six great-grandchildren, Cecilia, Mackay, Luke, Eli, Rhett and Tyler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harding, March 14, 2005, and an infant son, John Daniel Cooper.
Funeral services for Helen are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. The family requests donations in Helen's memory to Citrus County Animal Shelter, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450 or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Feb. 16, 2013