Ruby Marie Cooper, 99 of Gratis, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Eaton.
She was born in Gratis on Dec. 1, 1913 to Pearl and Orpha (Parrish) Butts. She was a graduate of Gratis High School and worked for McCall Corporation, was a cook at Gratis School and worked at Gratis Post Office.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Cooper in 1999. Ruby was also preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren, Cheryl Fudge and Karen Nicson, brother, Donald Butts, and two sisters, Dorothy Weaver and Irene Steel.
She is survived by her son, Jack (Dorothy) Cooper, Gratis; two daughters, Phyllis Cooper Monroe, Eaton; and Delores Duncil, Gratis; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was also a member of First Brethren Church, Gratis.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 13, at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Gratis. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. For condolences: www.lindloffzimmerman.com.