Nancy Jane Cooper

Nancy J. Cooper

Nancy Jane (Zora) Cooper, 81, of West Lafayette, formerly of Sarasota, FL, passed away at 11:27 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital. Born July 18, 1931 in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Toomas and Emily (Deebo) Zora. She attended the University of Rhode Island. Nancy had resided at University Place since January 2013 after residing in Sarasota for over 20 years.

She was a secretary for Swiss Air Airlines for five years and then she worked for NBC Washington affiliate for two years. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority with the University of Rhode Island. She enjoyed the stock market and the news.

Surviving is her son Bruce R. Cooper (wife, Carolyn) of Lafayette; two sisters Doris Hall of Memphis, TN and Ruth Briden (husband, Richard) of Massachusetts; a brother James Zora of Florida; and two grandchildren Sarah and Justin Cooper. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Zora and two sisters, Grace Binford and Frances Justice.

Private family services. Memorial contributions may be made to the . Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 14 to May 15, 2013