Marilyn J. Cooley

MARILYN J. COOLEY, 76, of Little Rock, Ark. (formerly of Decatur) passed away Thursday July 15, 2010 at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock, Ark. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday July 19, 2010 at Dawson & Wikoff West Wood St. Funeral Home with Rev. Pam Bradford officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home on Monday. Entombment will be at Star of Hope Mausoleum. Condolence may be sent to the family via email at Family suggest memorials to the Illinois Rapture Society. Marilyn was born in Decatur on May 15, 1934 the daughter of Lloyd and Nora Merris Veech. She married John Wesley Cooley, Jr. on Dec. 26, 1952 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1991. Marilyn was the longest living member of Long Creek United Methodist Church and just recently became co-member of Henderson United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Ark. Marilyn was retired from Staley's as a Secretary and then retired a second time from General Cable Company. She was a long time member of the Ski Klub of Illinois and was a member of the National Secretary Association. Marilyn is survived by her son: John W. Cooley III and wife Starla of Little Rock, Ark.; two grandchildren; one step-grandchild and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Custom obituary written by family Dawson & Wikoff West Wood St. Funeral Home.

Published July 18, 2010

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