Marie Coop, 52, of Gorin, died Wednesday morning, June 10, 2009 at her home.
was born the daughter of Jack Dean and Jennie Grace (Lee) Mills on November 2,
1956 in Ft. Madison, Iowa.
attended school in Farmington, Iowa.
married Robert Coop on November 2, 1976 in Keokuk. He survives.
Coops settled in Gorin after the wedding.
worked at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis and did the janitorial
duties at the Gorin Baptist Church, until her health failed. She started babysitting when she was 12,
and she cared for 105 children over the years.
was a member of the Gorin Baptist Church where she enjoyed serving and cooking
was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert Coop III; a sister Carol
Mills, and a brother, Howard Scarlett.
is survived by her husband of the home; daughters, Alisha Coop and Jeanette
Rollings and her boyfriend, Jerry Jones, all of Gorin; two sisters, Kathy
Scarlett of Ottumwa and Connie Lee of Davenport; two brothers, Terry Beames of
Winfield, Iowa, and Bobby John Beames of Keosauqua; two aunts, Ruth Whan of
Rock Island, IL, and Sylvia Parks of Eldorado Springs, MO; and many friends,
including two special friends, Mike and Barb Cantril.
services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 13, at the Gorin Baptist Church with
Walter Barbier officiating. Marsha
Davis, Terry Sommers, and Jeannie Barbier performed two special selections,
including Mansion on the Hilltop.
Harold Miller, Mike Smith, Mike Cantril, Mike McNichols, Ronnie Boyer
and Ricky Coop served as pallbearers. Burial
was in the Gorin Cemetery.
are suggested to the family and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral
Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.
condolences may be sent to the Coop family via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
were under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis