Mildred "Millie" June Hopping Cooper

Peoria Journal Star, February 23, 2006, Page: B4

HAVANA - Mildred June "Millie" Cooper, 84, of 444 Parkway Drive, Pekin, Ill., formerly of Havana, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Pekin Hospital.

She was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Havana, the daughter of Leo and Gertrude Parkers Hopping. She married Donald W. "Tink" Cooper on Jan. 10, 1946, in Havana, and he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Bessie (John) Morris of Columbia, S.C., and Billie Lane of Pekin. Six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Harriett Luzader of Pana, Ill., and Lucy Halterman of St. Paul, Minn., also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Tony, one sister and three brothers.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Havana, Havana Post 6408 VFW Auxiliary, and was an avid bowler, loving wife and mother, and had been elected queen of the Pekin high-rise on several occasions. She formerly served as a Brownie and Scout leader in Havana and enjoyed playing the part of Minnie Pearl for various groups. She had worked at Bee's restaurant in Havana and the A&W in Havana and last worked for the IGA store in Havana for 18 1/2 years.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, conducted by Rev. Robert Smith, with burial in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Havana. Visitation will be held Friday night from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may to made to Havana Post 6408 VFW or the First United Methodist Church in Havana.


Tony Cooper

Peoria Journal Star, November 4, 2003, Page: B4

MANITO - Tony Cooper, 56, of 806 Prairie Lane died at 10:46 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, in the emergency room at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Born Feb. 22, 1947, in Canton to Donald and Mildred Hopping Cooper, he married Lisa Reynolds on Oct. 8, 1983, in Manito. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents of Havana; two sons, Robert (and Stacey) of Havana and Michael of Manito; one daughter, Lisa Hebb of Havana; two sisters, Bess (and John) Morris of Columbia, S.C., and Billie Lane of Spring Valley; and five grandchildren.

A Vietnam War Air Force veteran, he was a member of Havana Veterans Foreign Wars Post 6408.

He was a service technician for Muzak Co. in Peoria for more than 21 years, last working Friday.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Havana.

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maas Funeral Home, where visitation will be 21/2 hours before. Tony Reynolds will officiate. Cremation will be accorded after the services.

Memorials may be made to the Michael Cooper Education Fund, in care of Peoples State Bank in Manito.

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