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Joyce I. Cooper, 90, of Fenton, IL, died Friday, April 28, 2017 at Genesis Medical Center Silvis. Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Visitation will be from 11:00AM - 1:00PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fenton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Erie Ambulance.
Joyce Illene Cooper was born April 15, 1927 in Prophetstown, IL, the daughter of John and VeNeita (Mickle) Dennis. She married Kenneth Cooper on August 3, 1945 in Clinton, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 30, 2012. Joyce was a homemaker, raising four children and being a farm wife. She loved the outdoors, camping with family, gardening and just sitting on her deck. She also loved to go out to eat with her family and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Gary (Andrea) Cooper, Morrison, David (Georgia) Cooper, Prophetstown, and Jon (Linda) Cooper, Erie; daughter, Lynn (Rick) Shaffer, Erie; 10 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 5 grandchildren and 2 brothers.
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