Lillie Cooper

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Lillie E. Cooper of Champaign, Ill. died at 6:35 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. Mrs. Cooper was born on Sept. 28, 1919 in Casey County, the daughter of Lonnie B. and Eliza E. Bryant Luttrell. She married Ernest Cooper on March 2, 1938 in Casey County. He died Dec. 8, 1989. Mrs. Cooper retired from the University of Illinois as a Medical Technologist. She was a member of the University Place Christian Church, Champaign. Mrs. Cooper loved to read, garden, knit and crochet. She also loved to sing in the church choir. Survivors include two daughters, Judith (and Ed) Gillespie of Urbana, Ill., and Jeanne (and Jim) Gladney of Champaign, Ill.; and four grandchildren, Kym (and Randy) Halberstadt, Heather (and Rick) Barlow, Tobias (and Koren) Gladney and Zachary (and Regina) Gillespie. She was preceded in death by two sisters; and one brother. Memorial contributions may be made to the . Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 the Mt. Hope Mausoleum, Champaign. Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be offered at
Published in The Casey County News on Dec. 5, 2012
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