Notes for Joseph E Cooley (1880-1959) m Gertrude Shearon
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Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Fri Aug 30 18:00:04 2013
Subject: Some Cooley obituaries
From: "Sandra Stanton"
Date: Fri, August 30, 2013 3:09 pm
To: "John Cooley Mailing List"
The following obit is from the collection of Dale L Walker, name and date of the newspaper unknown.
Funeral Rites For Joseph E Cooley At Bevier Tomorrow
Funeral services for Joseph E Cooley, 79, who died yesterday morning at the Samaritan Hospital will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Edwards Funeral Home in Bevier. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Ezra Coppin, pastor of the Bevier Baptist Church, and burial will be in West Oakwood Cemetery.
The son of Jessie D and Nancy Jane Peterson Cooley, Mr. Cooley was born
Sept. 11, 1880 in Macon County. He lived his entire life in and near Bevier
where he had worked at most of the mines in the area. He was united in
marriage to Gertie Shearon on Oct. 24, 1909 and to their union five children
Survivors include his wife and daughter, Josephine, of the home, two
daughters, Pansy Marie Cooley of St. Joseph, Nellie May Cooley of Marshall and two sons, Pearly and Gerald Lee of Bevier. He also leaves one brother, G B Cooley of Springfield, Ill.; two half sisters, Myrtle and Frankie, of Peoria, Ill; four half brothers, John Willie, Chester, Wilbur and Eddie Cooley, all of
Galesburg, Ill; a step mother, Mrs Rose Cooley of Rio, Ill; one niece, Mrs.
Mary Carriker of Bucklin, two nephews, Delbert and Bernard Cooley of
Springfield, Ill and other relatives.
The body will lie in state at the Edwards Funeral Home until the hour of