Mearlene Cooper


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 6:03 pm
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Mearlene Cooper, 77, of Hampton, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at her home.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 4, from 5 until 8 p.m., at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline. Services will be Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hampton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hampton United Methodist Church.
Mearlene J. Olsen was born in Moline on Sept. 18, 1935, to Mearl and Zella Marsell Olsen. On April 23, 1966, in Hampton, she married Gerald "Jerry" Cooper, who survives.
She was a member of Hampton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed family get-togethers, collecting Isabel Blooms, reading books, traveling and especially loved camping and fishing near Rice Lake, Wis., where she and Jerry had a camper.
In addition to her husband, survivors include children, Dennis (Catherine) Cooper, West Bend, Wis., Barbara (Mikey) Heflin, Peoria, Ill., Deana Safronov, Las Vegas, Nev., Dana (John) Lewis, Geneseo, and Gary (Pamela) Cooper, Hampton; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and an infant brother.
Online condolences may be sent at www.wendtfuneralhome.com.












 



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