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Robert Cooper

August 6th, 1927 – February 27th, 2016

Robert William Cooper, age 88 of Astoria, IL, passed away at 8:25 pm Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Mason District Hospital in Havana, IL. He was born on August 6, 1927 in Peoria, IL, the son of David and Helen (Merrill) Cooper. In March of 1951, Robert married JoAnn Ray in Sciota, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are his daughter, Roberta Tomlinson of Cuba, IL, nephew David (and Lorrie) Langille of Worcester, Massachusetts, and his niece Emily Langille of Dallas, TX.

Robert was preceded in death by his son-in-law David Tomlinson and his sister and brother-in-law Vivian and Vernon Langille.

Robert owned and operated Cooper Motor Company in Astoria, IL and also worked for AMAX Coal Company.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Astoria Fire and Rescue Squad. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery at a later date.


February 29th, 2016

JoAnn and Roberta - we are sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Our Lord will walk with you and hold you during this time. Jodie & Robbin Kost

February 29th, 2016

JoAnn and Roberta, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Gene and Jeanne Edwards

February 29th, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Nancy Carithers

March 1st, 2016

We are so sorry to hear of bob's passing.thoughts are with you. Bob&rett

March 1st, 2016

Sorry for your loss. The Harold Malott Families

March 2nd, 2016

Sorry for your loss. Kathy Klinedinst

March 3rd, 2016

JoAnn, sorry to hear of your loss. Marian Farr Hoffman

March 3rd, 2016

JoAnn and Roberta we have also received notice of Roberts passing, God Bless. Jim/Birdie Stauffer.

March 3rd, 2016

JoAnn, Sorry for your loss, didn't know Bob well but he always seemed like a likeable person. I'm sure you and your daughter will miss him.Your class mate! Lee R. France

March 10th, 2016

Mrs. Cooper and Roberta, just receiving the Argus I would like to express my deep sympathy for the loss of Robert. The Cooper family of Astoria are among my strongest and most important memories of many wonderful years there. I am so sorry and wish the best to be able to happen for you both in future times. Wilbur Carlton

March 14th, 2016

Roberta and JoAnn, sending our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Garry and Diane Sickles

May 31st, 2016

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. During these difficult times may you find comfort in family and friends. Please remember to throw all your anxiety upon God, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7. My condolences.