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Graveside services celebrating the life of Mrs. Helen Joanne Cooper, 91, of Enid, formerly of Wagoner, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeff Baker officiating. Services are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
Helen was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Goltry to Clarence and Erdie Jantz and passed from this life on May 13, 2017, in Enid. She grew up in Carrier while attending Carrier schools, graduating with the class of 1944. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hennessey.
She worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. as a long-distance operator in Enid until her true love, Marion J. Cooper, returned from the Marine Corps in World War II. They were married Nov. 30, 1944, in Enid. They lived and farmed in the Carrier and Hennessey areas while raising their three children until they moved to Ft. Gibson Lake in the Wagoner area in October 1967. They were married 64 years until Marion's passing in December of 2008.
JoAnne is a Life Member of DAV Auxiliary.
She is survived by her three children: only daughter Linda Adams of Enid; eldest son Gary Cooper and his wife Diane of Edmond; youngest son Jim Cooper and his wife Roseann of Wagoner; grandson Randy Adams; granddaughter Robin Harmon and husband Stan; great-granddaughter Brittnee and husband Michael Casner; great-great-granddaughter Lilly Mae; cousin Verna Mae Henthorn; and Mamma's Guardian Angels on Earth, Lisa O'Neal and Lee Ann Burdg.
She was preceded in death by her husband Marion, her sister Burhmaline McGuffee and one granddaughter Kristi Rogers, son-in-law Leo Wayne Adams.
Memorials can be made to the DAV and the Enid Humane Society with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made to the family online at WWW.Brown-Cummings.com
Published on May 16, 2017
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