KILLBUCK — Florence Isabelle Cooper, 99, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Majora Lane Care Center in Millersburg.
She was born June 24, 1914, in Howard to the late John O. and Ethel Marie (Endsley) Engelhardt. On March 24, 1935, she was married to Chester Cooper. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1991. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Lois Marie; sister, Dorothy Brown; half brothers, John and Asa Engelhardt; and a son-in-law, Larry Beard.
Florence was a bus driver and cook for West Holmes High School for many years. She also cooked at the Pilgrim Hills Camp and Conference Center. She was a member of the Union Grove Church of Christ in Holmes County.
Surviving are her son, Robert (Shirley) Cooper of Walhonding; daughters, Jo-an Beard of Millersburg and Shirley L. Cooper of Killbuck; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a half sister, Mary Lou Scott of Zanesville.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Union Grove Church of Christ, 2135 Township Road 2, Killbuck. Jonathan Beard and Bob Hines will be officiating. Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Holmes County, 1633 S. Washington St., Millersburg, OH 44654. Visit www.fischerfuneralhome.com.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.