Marie Cooper, 97, Washington

Marie Cooper, 97, of Washington, IN, went to her heavenly home from her home on January 5, 2020, surrounded by her family. A Christian woman, she kept her right mind until the end.

Marie had enjoyed embroidery, quilting, doing puzzles, and dancing. She had been a volunteer at RSVP, where she made bears for children. For many years, canning with her sisters was a favorite activity. Most importantly, she liked to be with her family, and liked going to family reunions.

Her memberships included the Dale American Legion Auxiliary, and the Jasper VFW Auxiliary. Her time at the Washington Assembly of God was important to her.

Marie learned how to work hard by growing up helping her family pick cotton in Arkansas. She was the first women to work at Dale Wood, a furniture factory in Dale, IN. Her other jobs included working as a cook on a river barge, traveling on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, working in housekeeping, being a cook at the Golden Nursing Home in Dale, IN, and working in furniture factories.

Surviving is her daughter, Anna Cooper of Washington, IN; her sons, Gary Cooper and his wife, Barbara, of Gentryville, IN, Monte Cooper and his wife, Josephine, of Washington, IN, and Donnel Cooper of Washington, IN; her sisters, Evelyn Rozelle of Indianapolis, IN, Linda Rudy of Indianapolis, IN, Carolyn Pollock and her husband, Charles, of Boonville, MS, and Faye Ebert of Jasonville, IN; her grandchildren, Angie Spicker and her husband, Rob, of Ft. Myers, FL, Kimberly Fisher and her husband, Jason, of Chrisney, IN, Baleigh Cooper of Gentryville, IN, Mikaela Holmes and her husband, Skyler, of Oklahoma City, OK, Vanessa Dilly and her husband, James, of Huntingburg, IN, Monica Cooper of Washington, IN, Elizabeth Broshears and her husband, Nathan, of Jasper, IN, Jake Cooper of Jasper, IN, James Denning and his wife, Angie, of Rota, Spain, Clint Cooper and his wife, Ashley, of Huntingburg, IN, Cody Cooper of Huntingburg, IN, and Andrew Cooper and his wife, Ashley, of Lawrenceville, IL; her step-grandchildren, Candy Enlow of Washington, IN, Tammy Taylor of Washington, IN, Sherry Escalera and her husband, Jose, of Washington, IN, and Robert Taylor of Washington, IN; 42 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Born October 8, 1923 in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Louie and Cora (Taylor) Godbold. Her parents; her husband, Hilbert Cooper; her brothers, Albert and James Louie Godbold; her sisters, Angela Newell, and Ella Godbold; her grandsons, Derek Cooper and Joshua Wernie; and one male child and one female child preceded her.

Friends may visit with Marie’s family from 9:00 – 11:00 EST at the Washington Assembly of God, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Her funeral will begin at 11:00 EST at the church. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 EST in the Dale Cemetery in Dale, IN. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

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