Lillie Cooper

Lillie Cooper

CHAMPAIGN – Lillie E. Cooper, 93, of Champaign died at 6:35 a.m. Monday (Dec. 3, 2012) at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Mount Hope Mausoleum, Champaign. Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cooper was born on Sept. 28, 1919, in Casey County, Ky., the daughter of Lonnie B. and Eliza E. Bryant Luttrell. She married Ernest Cooper on March 2, 1938, in Casey County, Ky.; he died Dec. 8, 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Judith (Ed) Gillespie of Urbana and Jeanne (Jim) Gladney of Champaign; and four grandchildren, Kym (Randy) Halberstadt, Heather (Rick) Barlow, Tobias (Koren) Gladney and Zachary (Regina) Gillespie.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Cooper retired from the University of Illinois as a medical technologist.

She was a member of the University Place Christian Church, Champaign.

Mrs. Cooper loved to read, garden, knit and crochet. She also loved to sing in the church choir.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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