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Anna B. Cooper, 80, of Marshall, Ill., passed away 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall. She was born Jan. 26, 1937, in Marshall.
Following her graduation from Marshall High School in 1955, she started a career with GTE in Marshall, later transferring to the Terre Haute office, where she retired in 1990.
Surviving are two sisters, Eleanor I. Cooper Macke and Colleen Kallansa Lee, both of Marshall; nephews, Scott (Robin) Macke and son, Eric (Emily) Macke and their children, Everly Macke, Waylon Macke and Brooke Jones and her son, Carter; Steve Lee and his daughter, Mariah and Ron Lee; and a special cousin, Don W. (Jan) Smitley of Charleston.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernadine Carter Kallansa; her stepfather, Charles A. Kallansa; and a brother, Charles R. Kallansa.
Anna B. was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist. Following her retirement from GTE, she worked for a short period at Charles Industries in Casey, Ill.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. CST Sunday at Marshall Cemetery with her cousin, Don W. Smitley, as speaker. Visitation will be after 12 noon Sunday at Pearce Funeral Home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Maintenance Fund of the Marshall Cemetery Association or Marshall Food and Clothing Bank.
Published on November 23, 2017
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