Arthur Russell Cooper
Funeral service for Arthur Russell Cooper, 69. were held from the Mill-Bauer chapel Friday afternoon. Rev. M. J. Sibley officiated.
Interment was in Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island under the direction of Mill-Bauer Funeral Home of Eagle Lake.
Cooper died Oct. 13 at the Herman Hospital in Houston after a brief illness.
He was born in Rock Island Jan 5, 1912, the son of Samuel Fondren Cooper and Virgie Alison.
He married Marie Stahl on March 11. 1938 in Garwood and resided in the Eagle Lake area during his life.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake.
Cooper is survived by his wife, Marie Stahl Cooper; his mother, Virgie Alison Cooper; a daughter, Anna Mae Wiese and her husband Donnie; a son, Harvey Cooper and his wife Judy, all of Eagle Lake; five grandchildren. Johnny DeWayne Cooper, Debra Lynn Cooper, Richard Howard Wiese, David Russell Wiese and Melanie Rachelle Wiese.
Pallbearers at the funeral were Ben Woodruff, Lawrence Berger, Earl Fendley, Howard Wiese, Walter Lee Bauer, Bill Rodgers, Johnny Cooper and Mark Anderson.
Colorado County Citizen, October 22, 1981, page 2
We had a death in our village Wednesday night, the 3rd inst, that of Mrs. Cornelia Cooper colored, wife of Rev. F. E. Cooper. This family is one of the best of our colored citizens, and the whole community sympathizes with Elder Cooper and family in this their great bereavement. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, June 6, 1891
OAKLAND NEWSY NOTES
Died here on the 3d inst., Cornelia Cooper, wife of Rev. E. E. Cooper. Both white and black here sympathize with the Cooper family in their recent sad bereavement.
Colorado Citizen, June 11, 1891, page 3
E. Cooper, an aged colored man, died here last week and was buried Sunday. He was well thought of here by the white people and was a Methodist preacher before he grew so old. He was 88 year of age. He left a good name.
Weimar Mercury, October 19, 1934, page 9
BUTCHER ENDS LIFE
Columbus, Texas, Feb. 24.--J. G. Cooper of Garwood was found dead at his home, hanging from a bed post with a leather belt. He formerly owned a meat market in Garwood, but had been unemployed for two years. He is survived by his widow. Justice of the Peace W. M. Griffith returned a verdict of suicide. [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, March 2, 1934
Young Sailor Boy Claimed by Death
One of our splendid youths serving in the United States Navy at San Diego. California, was claimed by death the first of the week. We refer to young John Glenn Cooper, 25 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cooper, respected residents of the Oak Grove community a few miles southeast of Weimar.
Glenn joined the navy about three months ago and was sent to San Diego for training. He was a fine specimen of humanity, and passed all physical examinations with a 100 per cent mark. However, from later developments, there must have been a serious trouble not dreamed of by those with whom he came in contact. It developed that he was afflicted with a leaky heart, as it is called, and this brought about his death about three months alter his enlistment.
His father received word from the navy authorities the past week end that Glenn was in serious condition in the hospital. Other telegrams indicated his condition was rapidly growing worse, and a still later message Tuesday reported his death. A telegram received Wednesday morning said his body was shipped home by express Tuesday evening and should reach Weimar Thursday evening at 6:30. On arrival here the body will be taken to the family home in the Oak Grove community, and the funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2:30, with interment in the Miller Creek Cemetery. Friends of the family throughout this section are respectfully invited to attend the funeral.
Glenn Cooper was a fine young man and stood very high among those who knew him. Of athletic build, genial temperament, energetic, upright habits, he was a general favorite among a large circle of friends. He Is survived by his parents and two brothers, Gerald of San Antonio and Harvey, at home, we understand.
Weimar Mercury, May 31, 1935, page 1
OAK GROVE ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Glenn Cooper, second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cooper of this community, was born in Columbus, Texas, May 15, 1910; joined the United States Navy March 11, 1935; died May 27, 1935, at San Diego. California, after a brief illness. He attended school in Schulenburg, graduating in the class of 1929. In school he was a member of the football squad, of which his coach, Mr. E. C. Powers, and his squad visited his body here Friday night out of respect for Glenn when he went to school in that city. He was an outstanding athlete and to look at him no one would have thought there was a thing wrong with him physically, but God saw a place in Heaven Glenn could occupy better than here on earth, and He touched him and he went to sleep, to awake on that other shore. Glenn was an example of perfect manhood. No one, speaking the truth. could say one ill word of him.
Funeral services were conducted from the family home here Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. W. L. Hightower officiated as the body was laid to rest in the Miller Creek Cemetery, there to remain until the resurrection day, while in the meantime beautiful flowers will bloom above him, the song birds will pour forth their carols and evening vespers, a lovely mausoleum for a noble son of priceless attainments. We know if a message could come from him it would be: “Do not grieve for me-I'm all right."
The pall bearers, both active and honorary, were chosen. from his class and football squad and were Pete Schulz, Herbert Blaschke. Frank Merrem, Leon Herzik, Irvine Gieptner, W. M. Morris, G. Vogelsang, Ernest Scott, Rep Schaefer, August Watzlavick, B. Heinrich, Arthur Kloesel, Alfred Heinrich and E. C. Powers, all of Schulenburg.
Our deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved parents and two brothers, Gerald of San Antonio and Harvey ot here, in their great sorrow. May God bless them!
Weimar Mercury, June 7, 1935, page 6
Leona Marie Cooper
Leona Marie Cooper, 95, went to find her reward Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at the Columbus Care Nursing home.
Marie was granted her final dream: she left this earth peacefully surrounded by the love of her children and grandchildren.
Marie was born to Lee and Emma Crosby Stahl of Runge on Nov. 16, 1913. The eldest of five children, she was the last remaining. At a very young age, her family moved to Rock Island; it would be here that she would meet her life’s mate.
She was united in marriage to Arthur Russell Cooper on March 11, 1938 at the Methodist Parsonage in Garwood. In 1948, Arthur and Marie moved to Eagle Lake.
Marie began a career in nursing in 1949 as a private duty nurse for an elderly lady. Aug. 1, 1951, she became a floor nurse at Laughlin Hospital. She transferred to the Eagle Lake Community Hospital upon its opening. The Colorado Fayette Counties voted Marie as Nurse of the Year in 1978. She worked there until retirement at the age of 70.
She was a member of the Baptist Church; when she was no longer able to drive, deacons of the church would pick her up so she could attend services and special programs. She must have earned a lot of stars for her crown; her mother-in-law, Virgie Cooper, lived with her from 1943 until her death in 1982.
Marie lived her life serving the sick of the community and being available for her family. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She spent the last eleven and a half years of her life in a nursing home because she never wanted to be a burden to her children by living with them.
She was preceded in death by her husband Russell Cooper in 1981 as well as her parents, her sisters Thelma Fendley and Emma Lee Newman, and brothers Elmer Stahl and John Henry Stahl.
She leaves to cherish her life, her children, a son Harvey Cooper and his wife Judy, and a daughter Anna Mae Wiese and her husband Donnie; grandchildren, Debra Lynn Cooper McCullough and husband Justin, Johnny Cooper and wife Debra Sue, Lt. Richard Wiese and wife Christi, Sgt. David Wiese and wife Sheryl, Melanie Wiese Marsalia and husband Bobby; great grandchildren, Alyssa Marsalia, Hannah Wiese, Mackenzie Wiese, Lauren Wiese, Benjamin Wiese, Joseph Marasalia, Micah Wiese and David Wiese Jr.; and one nephew Henry Lee Stahl.
Services, officiated by Kevin Collison, were Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home. Gravesite service was at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.
Pallbearers were Mark Anderson, Martin Herman, Lawrence Berger, Justin McCullough, Noble Anderson and Melvin Stancik.
The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support of Marie during her life and to them during this time. We would especially like to thank ones who so loving cared for her during her later years of life.
Colorado County Citizen, January 27, 2009
Mrs. Lucinda Cooper, consort of that old Texas veteran, Mr. Dillard Cooper, died at their residence last Tuesday night, and was buried yesterday. She was quite aged, having lived in this county for a number of years. She was a kind and affectionate wife, and an indulgent, devoted mother. May her sleep be peaceful. [Place of interment unknown]
Colorado Citizen, August 22, 1878
Funeral for Mrs. Cooper, 89, Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Margaret Cooper, 89, were held Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with Rev. W. C. James, pastor of Live Oak Baptist Church, officiating.
Weimar Mercury, October 19, 1972