Margaret Alice Cooper, age 95 of Fairfield, formerly of Lockridge, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019, at Sunnybrook Living Care Center.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 1, 2019, at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Dianne Brokken officiating. After the service she will be cremated with burial at a later date in Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, IA. Visitation for family and friends will be prior to the service starting at 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
Memorials may be made to Lockridge Senior Center or Compassus of Washington County. Cards and memorials may be mailed to Patty Richardson, 3305 West Jefferson, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.
Margaret was born March 18, 1924, to John Elbert and Betty Mae (Lawrence) Pennebaker. She married Roger Dale Garrels November 7, 1942, in Kahoka, MO. He passed away on April 6, 1974. On July 7, 1983 she married Charles Carroll Cooper. He passed away April 7, 1998.
Margaret was a cook at the Lockridge School. She enjoyed sitting, drinking her coffee and watching the birds. Margaret also enjoyed traveling with the Heritage club and trail rides with the Rough Riders Saddle Club.
She will be missed by her children, Gary (Vickie) Garrels of Davis City, IA, Betty Luzadder, Dixie (Craig) Peck, Patty (Bill) Richardson all of Fairfield, and Gail (Judy) Garrels of Molena, GA; 10 grandchildren, Chad Garrels, Gina Prater, Amy (Paul) Megrath, Kelly (Shannon) Nicholson, Brandi Peck, Kim (Jason) Sands, Tim Richardson, Brook (Stephanie) Richardson, Roger Garrels and Justin (Brooke) Garrels; 13 great grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, John and Betty; her husbands, Roger and Charles; and three brothers, John, Larry and Robert Pennebaker.
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