Fannie Maurine Cooper
Fannie Maurine Cooper, 97, of Plover, and formerly of University Park, IA passed away with her family at her side early Wednesday morning, August 28, 2019, at Wellington Place at Whiting.
Fannie was born on January 6, 1922, in Thedford, NE, the fifth of seven children born to Paul and Cecile (Marshall) Schufeldt. She attended several rural elementary schools in the Thedford-Stapleton area. During her senior year in high school she became a born again Christian and committed her life to Christ.
After graduating from Sargent High School in 1939, she taught in rural schools for three years. Maurine graduated from Greenville College in Greenville, IL in 1947 with a Bachelors Degree in Education-Psychology;she previously received an AA Degree from Central College, McPherson, KS. She taught elementary grades at Sargent, NE; at the Vandalia school district in IL; and Chambers, NE for a total of 17 years.
On December 26, 1951, in her parent’s ranch home west of Burwell, NE, she was married to Floyd L. Cooper. Together they spent many years in Pastoral Ministry, including Free Methodist Churches in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, the Lovilia, IA Community Church and the Union Chapel in Fremont, IA. She was a member of the Oskaloosa Free Methodist Church. She was faithful in serving the Lord in women’s and children’s ministries. Maurine enjoyed sewing, reading, crafts and being a homemaker and a friend to others.
Maurine and Floyd became the parents of three children: Rodney, Rhonda, and Leighton. Floyd and Maurine moved from University Park, IA to Plover in October of 2012.
Maurine is survived by her husband, Floyd; her children: Rodney and wife, Debra Cooper, of Pagosa Springs, CO, Rhonda and husband, Neil Rippey, of Plover, and Leighton and wife, Jill, of Murrysville, PA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law: Linda Schufeldt of Omaha, NE, and Verla Schufeldt of Mills, WY, as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at Langkamp Funeral Chapel, 2116 North 3rd St., Oskaloosa, IA 52577, with Pastor David Brown officiating. Interment of her ashes will be in University Park Cemetery. The family will greet visitors from 9:30 a.m. until the service time on Saturday. Memorial contributions can be made to International Child Care Ministries of the Free Methodist Church of North America or Wellington Place at Whiting Assisted Living.
The Pisarski Community Funeral Home of Plover is honored to be serving the family with local arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com