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Jacqueline "Jackie" (Weigand) Cooper

December 6, 1961 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 57)

Jacqueline “Jackie” Cooper, 57, of Warsaw, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at her home in Warsaw.

Jackie was born on December 6, 1961, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Clyde “Skip” and Martha Dianne (Courtois) Weigand. On May 5, 1990, she was united in marriage to Benjamin “Frank” Cooper, Jr., at the First Presbyterian Church in Warsaw.

A lifelong resident of Warsaw, Jackie drove a school bus for many years. She was an outgoing person with a beautiful, giving heart and brought joy to many people. She was also stubborn, and fought illness without a complaint. In her free time, Jackie enjoyed fishing and spending time in the great outdoors. She also enjoyed vacationing at Montauk State Park with her friends and family. In her youth, Jackie was a star softball pitcher, leading Utah State University to victory in the Woman’s College World Series in 1981. She was inducted into the ASA Hall of Fame at sixteen years old, and was inducted into the Utah State University Hall of Fame in 2009. But above all else, Jackie felt her greatest achievement in life was being a wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her dogs and her family passionately. 

Jackie is survived by her husband Benjamin “Frank” Cooper, Jr., of Warsaw, Illinois; three sons: Austin Cooper of Warsaw; Clint Cooper of Warsaw; and Benjamin F. (Ashley) Cooper, III, of St. James, Missouri; her daughter Ricki (John, Jr.) Higgins of Greentop, Missouri; seven grandchildren: Alexa Higgins, John Higgins, III, Lonny Higgins, Alesha Higgins, Deanna Cooper, Alex Cooper, Jacob Cooper and three step-grandchildren; two brothers: Travis (Laura) Weigand of Warsaw and Tony Weigand of Warsaw; and her sister Joni (Chuck) Bush of Argyle, Iowa. Other survivors include  many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jackie is preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of her life will be held from 12 to 5 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw. A dinner at the Bott Community Center in Warsaw will be held immediately following the celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial fund in memory of Jackie.

Jackie’s family would like to give special thanks to the Unity Point Hospice Staff for the wonderful care she received.

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