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Obits > Janice Cooper 1985

Submitted by Bob Johnson

Janice J. Cooper (d. Oct. 4, 1985)

Janice J. COOPER, 46, of 407 S. Grove St., Tampico, died Friday at Community General Hospital, Sterling (IL).

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Tampico Baptist Church, Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.

All Tampico schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. Monday to allow students, staff and others to attend the funeral for Mrs. COOPER who was a teacher at Tampico Junior High.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico.

Memorials may be made to Tampico Baptist Chruch, of which she was a member, and the Whiteside County Hospice Association.

The former Janice J. JOHNSON was born in Thomas. She married V. Wayne COOPER in December 1959 in Tampico.

Mrs. COOPER had been employed as a teacher for 16 years at Manlius Grade School and Tampico Junior High.

She had been a treasurer and Sunday school superintendent at the church, and was a member of the Tampcio Centennial Singers, Tampico Educational Association and the Tampico AFS Committee.

Surviving are the widower; two sons, Bruce and Bradley, at home; sister, Patricia BATTEN, Tampico; and two brothers, Robert E. JOHNSON, Rock Falls; Sammy JOHNSON, Tampico.



The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
October 5, 1985 - Saturday, Pg 4
Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
Tampico: - Mrs. Janice J. Cooper, 45, of 407 S. Grove St., Tampico, died Friday evening at Community General Hospital in Sterling.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Tampico Baptist Church with Rev. Peter Carlson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico.
Janice was born on Feb. 7, 1939 in Thomas, the daughter of Lester and Dana Belle Powell Johnson. She was educated in the Manlius School District and Illinois State University. On Dec. 20, 1959 she was united in marriage to V. Wayne Cooper in Tampico.  Mrs. Cooper was a grade school and junior high school teacher for the past 16 years at both Manlius Grade School and Tampico Junior High.  The deceased was a member of the Tampico Centennial Singers, Tampico Educational Association, AFS Committee and the Tampico Baptist Church serving as church treasurer and Sunday school superintendent.
Surviving are her husband, Wayne of Tampico; two sons, Bruce and Bradley both at home;  one sister, Mrs. Howard (Patricia) Batten of Tampico;  two brothers, Robert E. Johnson of Rock Falls and Sammy Johnson of Tampico;  also several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial has been established to the Tampico Baptist Church and the Whiteside County Hospice Association.


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