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Edith M. Cooley

March 4, 1924 July 8, 2019
Edith M. Cooley
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Obituary for Edith M. Cooley

Edith M. Cooley, 95, of Waterloo, died Monday, July 08, 2019 at Lakeview Landing.

She was born March 4, 1924 in La Porte City, daughter of Harry and Cleo Smelser Gardner. She married George O. Cooley November 21, 1943 in Randalia, Iowa. He died Sept. 29, 2008. Edith worked at Go Getter Realty and Sears & Roebuck, and was also a homemaker.

Survivors include: two sons, George (Cathy) Cooley of Waterloo and Steve (Darcy) Cooley of Iowa City; two daughters, Pat (Phil) Irwin of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Susan (Kevin) Faes of Mesa, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren: Keith Irwin, Kevin Irwin, Collin Irwin, Crystal Lovelock, Matt Faes, Andy Faes, Dan Cooley, Abbi Cooley, Sam Cooley, Callie Cooley, Kaitlyn Cooley and Delaney Cooley; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Gardner of Waterloo and Harry “Adrian” Gardner of Knoxville, Iowa; a sister, Margaret Kinney of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by: her husband; her daughter, Dr. Linda Cooley; a brother, Al Gardner; three sisters, Arlene Burns, Norma Blumgren and Doris Augustson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11 at Waterloo Memorial Park Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Public visitation will be for one hour before services at the chapel on Thursday. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway is assisting the family.

Edith enjoyed bowling, playing Scrabble and 500, cooking for her family…especially fond memories of her fried chicken and cinnamon rolls. She was a confidant and friend to her children and a loving and devoted grandmother to all her grandchildren.


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Visitation

Thursday

11

Jul

10:00 AM 7/11/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
Waterloo Memorial Park Chapel

West 4th St. and Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Waterloo Memorial Park Chapel
West 4th St. and Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Service

Thursday

11

Jul

11:00 AM 7/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
Waterloo Memorial Park Chapel

West 4th St. and Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the Chapel.

Waterloo Memorial Park Chapel
West 4th St. and Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Waterloo Memorial Park Final Resting Place

West 4th St. and Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

West 4th St. and Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States
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