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Gloria A. Cooper

d. October 27, 2020

Gloria Cooper, age 88, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born on November 16, 1931 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Lewis and Fern (Leigh) Haycraft.

Gloria married Perry Cooper on June 28,1952.

She is survived by three sons, Craig (wife Mindy) Cooper, Brian (wife Gracie) Cooper, and Rusty Cooper; two daughters, Pam (husband Terry) Sims and Carla (husband Harry II) Wilson; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sister-in-laws, Louise Cooper and Lena Mae Holt; two cousins, Arthur Leigh and Alice Roesch; and several nieces and nephews.

Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, Perry, on August 21, 1996; a son, Gordon “Pete”; and granddaughter, Angela Shipley.

She worked as a secretary for New Hampshire and Monumental Life Insurance Companies. Gloria also worked part-time for the Greenview School District.

She graduated from Williamsville High School in 1949.

Gloria was a member of the Sweetwater Christian Church.

She loved doing puzzle books and word finds.

Visitation for Gloria will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM also at the funeral home with Rev. John Swinford officiating.

Burial will be held at Sugar Grove Cemetery near Sweetwater after the services.

Memorials can be made to the Sweetwater Christian Church.

CDC protocol will be followed.  Masks and social distancing will be requested.



  1. My deepest condolences from California. I have known your mom my whole life. I am sure her and mom are happy being together again. She was a very special lady. ❤️🙏

  2. Was sad to hear about Gloria passing. She was such a lovely lady. Prayers to the family!

  3. Rusty, I’m so sorry to hear this . Prayers are with you and family at this sad time

  4. To the Family:

    We are deeply saddened by this news of Gloria passing. What a sweet person she was. She use to come over to our house to visit and we had such fun times talking and giggling. Plus we spent many hours together as election judges. Our friendship with Gloria will remain in our hearts forever.

    Carla and Barry

  5. My deepest sympathy goes out to family and friemds

  6. I’m Sorry for your loss i remember Gloria she was a great Lady!. Give my prayers and Love to the families.

  7. Thinking of you all as you celebrate your Gloria’s remarkable life.

  8. Sending our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Aunt Gloria will be missed, her love will still go on in the hearts and memories of the living.
    With much love
    Vicci-Jo, Jack-Ewing and family xx

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