Jane Cooper, 79, of Nodaway, entered eternal rest on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at CHI Mercy Hospital in Corning. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning. Pastor Jennifer Van Nostrand will officiate. Burial will follow in the Nodaway Cemetery in rural Nodaway. The family will greet friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Open visitation will be held on Monday, February 28, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will resume on Tuesday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Villisca Volunteer Fire Department or CHI Mercy Hospital in Corning. Memories and condolences can be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Jane Marie Cooper, the daughter of Russell and Eva Louise (Walford) Booth was born on February 11, 1943 in Creston. She graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1960. Jane married Hartford Orville Cooper on February 19, 1961, at the Corning United Methodist Church. Four children were born to bless this union: Scott, Terri, Chris, and David. They would spend their lives living in the Corning, Tenville, and Nodaway areas. While her children were young, Jane was a devoted homemaker. In later years she attended Iowa Western Community College to obtain a nursing degree. She would then begin her 26-year career at Rosary Hospital in Corning.
Jane was always happy just to be with Hartford in whatever he was doing. This included accompanying him on the organ at many events in the Adams and Montgomery County communities. She was fond of cats and liked to socialize at the Town Pump in Nodaway. Jane also enjoyed her family very much.
Left to cherish Jane’s memory are her children: Scott Cooper and wife Kristine of Villisca, Terri Applebach and husband Ron of Wheatridge, Colorado, Chris Cooper and wife Juli of Nodaway and David Cooper and wife Julie of Greenfield; nine grandchildren: Amber, Ashlee, David, Rebecca, Elisabeth, Amanda, Austin, Brad and Jared; 14 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Blake Cooper of Prescott; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Jane in death was her husband, Hartford; parents, Russell and Eva; infant sister, Ann Louise; mother and father-in-law, Violet and Orval; sister-in-law, Phyllis Cooper; nephew, Kirk Cooper and niece, Joni Cooper.