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Theodore E. “Ted” Cooper, 94, of
Monmouth, IL, passed away at 4:15 a.m., Sunday, March 31, 2019 at OSF Holy
Family Medical Center, Monmouth, IL.
He was born on January 27, 1925
in Bald Bluff Township, Henderson County, IL, the son of Lenard E. and Gertrude
(Waugh) Cooper. Ted attended Bald Bluff
grade school and later graduated from Little York High School in 1943.
Ted married M. Jean Perrin on
September 22, 1946 at the Fall Creek Methodist Church in Henderson County, IL;
Ted farmed most of his life in
the Little York area until the mid-1970’s.
He then worked for IDOT as a highway worker for 14 years until his
retirement. Ted was a member of Little
Cedar Church in Little York. He
volunteered at Community Medical Center and later at OSF Holy Family Medical
Center for many years. Ted loved to
garden and spend time outdoors. He was
always ready to lend a helping hand.
Surviving Ted is his wife, Jean
Cooper of Monmouth, IL; three Children, Phillip (Roberta) Cooper of Little York,
Mark Cooper of Monmouth, and Terri Cooper of Phoenix, AZ. Also surviving are two grandchildren and two
He was preceded in death by his
parents, and two sisters, Frances Oaks and Ruby Garland.
Memorial Services will be at
11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Little Cedar Church, Little York,
IL. Visitation will be prior to the
service from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the church.
A private family interment will take place at Warren County Memorial
Park at a later date. Cremation rites
have been accorded. Memorials can be
made to the Little Cedar Church or Western Illinois Animal Rescue. McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory,
Monmouth, is in charge of the arrangements.
For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit, www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com