News and Tribune

September 19, 2013

Virginia Lee Cooper, 85; Charlestown

— Funeral services for Virginia Lee Cooper, 85, Charlestown, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown, with burial to follow in the Cooper Cemetery. She died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at her home.

She was born on Nov. 1, 1927, to Robert Roland and Maggie Bell (Bower) Baird in Clark County. She was a lifelong farmer, and a retired school bus driver, a member of the Order of the Easter Star 597, and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Johnson and her husband Mike, Charlestown, Carolyn Clark and her husband Wynn, Charlestown, and Brenda Cartright and her husband Jerry, Charlestown; sons, Forest Cooper Jr., New Washington, Darrel Cooper, Marysville,  and Rickie Cooper, Charlestown; brothers, George Baird, Madison, and Jim Baird, Marysville; sister, Lula Jones, Marysville; six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Forest Cooper Sr.; grandsons, Chris Cartright and Anthony Cooper; six brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. There will be an Eastern Star services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Old Salem Cemetery Mowing Fund, 303 Amburgey Dr., New Albany, IN 47150

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