Betty M. Cooper

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Betty M. Cooper, 89, of Greencastle, formerly of Cloverdale, died on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle.

She was born on Jan. 26, 1920 in Putnam County and was the daughter of the late Clarence Orestes and Cora May Young Davis.

Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker and a member of the Amity Baptist Church in Cloverdale.

Survivors include he children, Carolyn Mann of Cloverdale and James A. "Jim" Cooper and wife Wanda of Gosport; half-sister Evan Jean Shaw of Crete, Ill.; stepsisters Doris Tharp of Greencastle and Betty Jones of Houston; stepbrother Lester Sutherlin of Port Orange, Fla.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother Lucy Sutherlin Davis; brothers Melvin Floyd Davis and Richard Davis; stepsisters Virginia Walker and Imogene Wrightsman; and stepbrothers Norman Sutherlin and Arnold Sutherlin.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cloverdale Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Blades Jr. officiating. Calling will be private

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 705 Putnam St., Terre Haute, IN 47802. Condolences may be sent to the family at