August 8, 1943 - October 27, 2013
JoAnn Theodora Cooper, age 70, of rural Harrisburg, IL, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at home. She was born on Sunday, August 8, 1943, in Chicago, IL the daughter of Joseph Raymond and Ann Julie (Kiauky) Charaska. JoAnn grew up in Chicago, IL (Marquette Park) and was an honors graduate of Maria High School. She continued her education graduating with honors in 1973 from the University of Illinois of Chicago. JoAnn was united in marriage to Edmund Lynn Cooper on August 19, 1967, in Chicago, IL at Nativity BVM Chicago. She served (1966-1967) and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. JoAnn worked for many years as a manufacturing distribution manager. In her spare time she enjoyed expressing her talents creating Lithuanian carved eggs, painting murals as well as sewing and crocheting. She is survived by her husband of forty-six years, Edmund L. Cooper of Harrisburg, IL; her daughter, Celeste Cooper-Krueger of Harrisburg, IL; two grandsons, Anthony Krueger and Phillip Krueger both of Woodstock, IL; three brothers, Joseph, Jerry and John Charaska; sister, Julie Ann Charaska. She was preceded in death by her parents. According to her wishes there were no public services. For those who preferred, memorial contributions were made to “Hospice of Southern Illinois”. Memorial contribution envelopes were available at the funeral home or were mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, P.O. Box 370, Marion, IL, 62959. Arrangements for JoAnn Theodora Cooper were entrusted to the Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, of Marion, IL. For additional information please contact the funeral home by calling 618-993-2131.
JoAnn Theodora Cooper, age 70, of rural Harrisburg, IL, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at home. She was born on Sunday, August 8, 1943, in Chicago, IL the daughter of Joseph Raymond... View Obituary & Service Information
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