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OBITUARY ~ CLYDE FRANKLIN COOPER
Clyde Franklin COOPER, oldest son of Phillip and Cora (LEAS) COOPER, was born in Union County, Iowa near Hopeville Aug. 11, 1882 and died at the Decatur County Hospital at Leon, Iowa Nov. 28, 1972 at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 17 days.
He was united in marriage to Addie Ethel FOLAND June 17, 1903 and to this union four daughters and one son were born.
Clyde was a farmer, homesteading land in Greely (sic) County, Kansas near Paradise and Tribune, Kan. where their three oldest children were born. Making the trip from Iowa to Kansas several times in a covered wagon and living in sod houses, settling in the Foland Community [i.e., Tennessee community of Richland Township] near Tennessee [Decatur County, Iowa] in 1917, where they bought a farm. They were Christians of the Pentecostal faith.
Addie died Feb. 15, 1931, at the age of 43.
Clyde lived alone for nine years and then married Nellie (ROBBINS) DeLONG March 27, 1940. Clyde and Nellie made their home in Grand River. He worked in a produce and feed store. He attended the Grand River Assembly of God Church.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are widow Nellie; children: Orpha SCADDEN and husband Herb, Van Wert; Opha EDWARDS and husband Shannon, Osceola; son Clell COOPER and wife Pat, Muscatine; Cloris TAYLOR and husband Wellington, Grand River; Doris Lamb and husband Carl, San Diego, Calif.; step-son, Glen DeLONG and wife Margaret; step-daughter Mildred WESTFALL and husband Mansel; 14 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 10 step great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brother Ray COOPER of California; three sisters, Goldie, Beryl and Beulah, all of Denver, Colo.; nieces, nephews and friends.
SOURCE: genealogical clippings of Norma G. (FOLAND) BECKER
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker