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Jo Ann Cooper

April 25th, 1932 – July 12th, 2017

Jo Ann Cooper, 85, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 2:27 pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL. She was born on April 25, 1932 in the Astoria Township in Fulton County, IL, the daughter of Clinton “Jim” and Gwendolyn (Stauffer) Ray. In March of 1951, Jo Ann married Robert Cooper in Sciota, IL. He preceded her in death on February 27, 2016.

Also preceding her in death are her parents and son-in-law, David Tomlinson.

Surviving is her daughter, Roberta Tomlinson of Cuba, IL.

Jo Ann worked for the Schuyler County Farm Bureau and Home Extension from 1951 to 1958. She retired from the Illinois Township Officials, where she was a bookkeeper for several years.

She was a member of the Astoria Christian Church. Jo Ann enjoyed traveling and antiques.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Memorials may be made to the Astoria Fire and Rescue Squad. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery at a later date.


July 13th, 2017

Roberta, we are so saddened and shocked to hear of your mom's passing. I always enjoyed any time spent with her. We both thought so much of her. You have our deepest sympathy. Garth and Carolyn Cripe

July 13th, 2017

So sorry for your loss.

July 13th, 2017

Roberta, we are so sorry to learn of your mothers passing. You are in our prayers. Robert and Susan Cameron

July 13th, 2017

Roberta, so sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you at this sad time.
From The Malott and Taylor Families

July 14th, 2017

Roberta, we extend our sympathy to you on your mother's passing. JoAnn has been such a sweet and caring neighbor. Our prayer for you is that it brings you comfort in knowing that she is now with Jesus. Doug & Cynde Ketterman

July 14th, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Roberta Oest

July 14th, 2017

Roberta - so sorry to hear about your mother. I worked with JoAnn for many years when she was with TOI via the TOIRMA Program. ~Simphi Lenover

July 14th, 2017

Roberta, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was such a great friend to my mom and dad. Please know that are prayers are with you at this time.

Ike and Linda Hackett

July 15th, 2017

Roberta, So sorry to here of your mother's passing. Our sympathies. -Kyle & Jill Easley

July 16th, 2017

Roberta, you have our deepest sympathies. Gale & Georgia Parker

July 22nd, 2017

Roberta, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers at this time. Rod and Vicky Scott

August 4th, 2017

Roberta, please accept my apology for being late. It is sad to me to see that another warm link to my 18 years in Astoria. Speaking to your Mom some years ago, I am so deeply sorry of the loss of your mother. Both your father and mother I remember so well. I am deeply sorry to have learned, a little late I know, of her passing. God bless Robert and may you have many very good days ahead as your parents would wish. I always valued the families of my excellent and so personable school students which I was able to experience. I remember well our so quality flute days. My regrets and wishes for you. / Wilbur Carlton

February 25th, 2024


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