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|Cooper, R. Giles
|R. Giles Cooper of Roseville, IL died December 21, 2011 at 7:30 a.m. at his residence. He was born October 29, 1932 in Lee Township in Fulton County to Clifton Ghlee and Bernice Elizabeth Thurman Cooper. He married Patricia DeWeese June 27, 1954 at Jerusalem Church of rural Bushnell, IL.
He is survived by his wife of Patricia Cooper of Roseville, IL; One Daughter Elizabeth (John) Cook of Sciota, IL and two grandsons Clayton Cook and Dylan Cook of Sciota, IL. One brother Gene Cooper of Bushnell, IL and several Nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Reba Emory; and Joan Reihm and one Brother Robert Cooper.
He graduated from Prairie City High School in 1950. Served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict. Attended Checkrow Community Church and was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. Past member of the Avon and Roseville Lion's Club; Past President of the Macomb area Flyer's Club; Past Commander of the Roseville American Legion Post #614 and he served a number of years on the ASC Committee in Fulton County; Served on the Board of Directors for the Avenue of Flags and was a member of Helping Hands. Lived and farmed most of his life in Fulton and McDonough Counties retiring in 1995 and moving to Roseville, IL. He was an avid walleye fisherman, especially in Canada. He enjoyed Classic Car Cruises. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandsons.
Funeral Service will be Saturday December 24, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Corman Memorial Home in Roseville with the Rev. Dr. Michael Mayfield officiating. Family will receive friends on Friday December 23, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Corman's in Roseville, IL. Burial will be in Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery where Military Honors will be conducted by the Roseville American Legion post # 614.Memorials may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church and or American Legion Post #614 Nursing Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.cormanmh.com . Corman Memorial Home in Roseville is in charge of arrangements.
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