Edith M. Cooper, 86, of Marshall, Ill., passed away at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Union Hospital at Terre Haute, Ind.
She and her husband, Wayne, farmed for many years in Clark County, Ill.
Edith was born May 26, 1931, in the Dunlap area of Clark County, Ill., the daughter of Clifford M. and Harriett Clark Pickens. She married Wayne F. Cooper on Nov. 6, 1949, in Clark County, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2009. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son; a son-in-law, Lonnie Long; sisters, Clara Holaday and Farrell Savage; and two brothers, Clifford Pickens Jr. and William Pickens.
Surviving are a daughter, Tess Long of Newburgh, Ind.; a son, Mike Cooper of Marshall; grandchildren, Brian Long of Chicago, Ill., Jeffrey Long of Indianapolis, Ind., and Christina Eslinger of Fishers, Ind.; a great-grandson, Cameron Eslinger; a sister, Delores Roberts of Terre Haute, Ind.; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Monroney of Springfield, Ill., Terry Cooper of Martinsville, Ill., and Janet Cooper of Casey, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Armstrong United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #90 Auxiliary, D.A.R. and Clark County Home Extension, and was an avid bowler. She loved working with arts and crafts. She loved to travel and had been in 48 states.
In 1974 she was awarded Grand Champion for the best cake in the state. She made cakes for many weddings and birthdays for several years.
Services in honor of her life will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Pearce Funeral Home, with Pastors Adam Penn and Joe Irwin officiating. Burial will be in the South Vigo "Black" Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Clark County 4-H Foundation. Online condolences are being accepted at:
Published on July 21, 2017