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Mildred O Cooley

November 1, 1920 May 5, 2012
Mildred O Cooley
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PEORIA HEIGHTS – Mildred O. Cooley, 91, passed away at 1:31 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Apostolic Christian Skylines. Mildred was born November 1, 1920 in Strawberry, AR to Jacob and Lucy (Matheney) Prince. She married William H. Cooley Jr. on April 20, 1971 in Galesburg. He passed away on June 11, 2006 in Peoria. Also preceding her in death were one brother; one sister; one daughter, Carolyn Reckerd; and one great-granddaughter. Mildred is survived by two daughters Barbara (Richard) Honegger of Peoria and Betty (Donald) Doole of Lady Lake, FL; two step-daughters Deborah (Gerald) Manuel of East Peoria and Theresa (Bob) Murry of East Peoria; six grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; twenty-one step-great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and twelve step-great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her constant companion, Chuck Lewis, of Peoria Heights. Mildred worked for 31 years in the bottling department of Hiram Walker retiring in 1977. She was a member of Peoria Heights Congregation Church. She enjoyed camping and fishing. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Rev. Larry Kirk will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Skyline or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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