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Lucille I. Cooper, 96, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Seminary Manor, Galesburg, IL. There will be no visitation with a private family service. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park, In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online tributes and condolences may be expressed at

She was born a daughter of Floyd H. and Flavia Ellsworth on November 14, 1921 in Novinger, MO, the youngest of eight children.

She met Rex Cooper at the Peter Pan Bakery, Davenport, and they later married February 1, 1946 in Davenport. They were happily married for 58 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Jenny (Bill) Tarrant, Galesburg, IL; sons, Kim Rex Cooper, Davenport and Bruce (Penny) Cooper, Blue Grass, IA; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings, and her loving husband Rex.