Cover photo for Cooper, Frankie L.'s Obituary
Cooper, Frankie L. Profile Photo

Cooper, Frankie L.

d. January 9, 2012

Frankie “Frank” Lee Cooper, age 76, of Athens, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Frank is survived by his wife Hazel, one daughter Lynne (Cooper) Woodrum of Chatham, one son Robert T. Cooper of Athens; two beloved granddaughters, Amy Woodrum of Tampa, FL and Alyssa Woodrum of Chatham; three brothers, Terry D. Cooper of Massachusetts, Larry A.(Kim) Cooper of Riverton, Marty E. Cooper of Dawson; two sisters Janet R.(Ernie) Gowin of Dawson and Sue (Rich) Fank of Riverton; one aunt; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a brother Gail and parents.

Frank was born July 13, 1935 in Auburn, Illinois the son of Fairl and Gladys Harney Cooper.

He married Lydia Hazel Luke on February 28, 1958 in Rochester, Illinois.

Frank retired from Central Illinois Light Co. on January 1, 1996 after 38 years of service. He was a member of Athens United Methodist Church in Athens and served for the U.S. Army.

Visitation will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4:00 until 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Funeral services will be held there at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 13, 2012.

Rev. Jarrett Wells officiating.

Burial will be held at Rochester Cemetery in Rochester, IL.

Memorials can be made to the “Frank Cooper Memorial Fund” or the Athens United Methodist Church.


  1. So sad to loose him. I have so many fond memories of him that I will always have in my heart 🙂 As I know that you do too…

    He truly was a amazing person, that thought the world of his family! He was so proud of each and everyone of you, something he would gladly tell anyone about if you gave him just a minute (or hour or two) to tell your stories….

    Just know that he in now in heaven watching down over you all…. He will always be with you.

  2. Sending my condolences to your family. I attended high school with Bob. Sending prayers your way.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to the family. We had the pleasure of working with Frank for many years and know he will be truly missed by the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Leave your Condolence

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked (required)

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cooper, Frankie L., please visit our flower store.


Visits: 4

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree