Minnie L. Cooper, 93, of Springfield, IL, died at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born on January 6, 1919 in Hooker, OK to David and Elizabeth Lundgrin Meiers. She married Myron Cooper on December 30, 1945 in Liberal, KS and he preceded her in death on June 12, 1998. She is also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Fred, Albert and David Meiers and one sister, Emma Mitchell.
Minnie was a resident of Jerome most of her life. She retired in 1983 from the Springfield School District #186, where she worked as a Cafeteria Manager at Black Hawk School. She was a member of Jerome United Methodist Church, and participated in the ladies activity group.
Survivors include Minnie’s son, Stephen (wife, Diane) Cooper of Springfield; two grandchildren, Brian (wife, Jessa) Cooper and Melissa (husband, Jeff) Burton both of Springfield; five great grandchildren, Paige and Jake Cooper and Abbey, Emily and Justin Burton as well as several nephews and cousins.
Visitation: 9:00-10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Black officiating.
Interment will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Jerome United Methodist Church.