Irene Cooper, 56

Irene Cooper, 56, of North Manchester, died at 3:32 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at St. Joe Hospital in Ypsilanti, Mich.

She was born Sept. 11, 1962, in Knott County, Ky., to Earl and Marie (Hunter) Harvey.

Irene married Randy Cooper in Pound, Va.; he died in 1998. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Peabody Retirement Community for several years. She enjoyed watching television and surfing the internet, but much preferred to spend her time playing with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Nathan Earl Cooper of Wabash, and  Shawn Randall (Sharon) Cooper of North Manchester; two grandchildren, Shawn Isaac and Shane Michael Cooper; seven siblings, Barbara (Nathan) Smith of Ypsilanti, Ruth (Wayne) Huff of West Liberty, Ky., Bill (Rita) Harvey of Kendallville, Bonnie (Eddie) Owens of Hindman, Ky., Earl (Rose) Harvey, Jr. of Morristown, Tenn., Bruce and Timothy (Rhonda) Harvey, both of Dema, Ky., and her sister-in-law, Sue (Mick) Fetter of Wabash.

She was also preceded in death by her son, James Cooper, two sisters, and three brothers.

Graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

The memorial guest book for Irene may be signed at


Posted on 2019 Mar 15