Erma Rae Cooper

December 01, 1929 - August 22, 2013 

Erma Rae Cooper

December 01, 1929 - August 22, 2013 

Obituary for Erma Rae Cooper

Erma Rae (Grassfield) Cooper, 83, of Prarieburg, formerly of Central City, died Thursday, August 22, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Central City, by Pastor Josh Hansen. The family will greet friends from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Central City, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Burial: Boulder Cemetery, Prairieburg, Iowa.

Survivors include her children, Rick Cooper of Cascade, Gary (Debra) Cooper of Marion, Marlene (Dennis) Booth of Central City, Larry Cooper of Hopkinton, and Jana (Craig) Wilson of Hopkinton; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and siblings, David Grassfield of Anamosa, Arnold (Penny) Grassfield of Olin, Melvin (Linda) Grassfield of Anamosa, Carole (Ronald) Findley of Raleigh, NC; sisters-in-law, Margaret Grassfield of Anamosa, and Sharine (Grassfield) Jani of TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernie; brothers, Jerry, Kenneth, Dennis, Richard, Donald, and Darrel Grassfield; and sister-in-law, Shirley Grassfield.

Erma was born December 1, 1929, in rural Jones County, Iowa, the daughter of Ray and Loretta (Darrow) Grassfield. She married Ernie Cooper on March 18, 1950, in Des Moines. Ernie died February 10, 1994. Erma was a 4-H Leader for many years, and enjoyed baking, reading, knitting, attending craft shows, and “one armed bandits”. Erma especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

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