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Benna G. Coop, age 86 of Johnston, Iowa died at her home on Monday, March 13, 2017.
She was born September 8, 1930 at Hillsboro, Iowa, the daughter of Harve N. and Mary Beatrice Dodds Boley. She grew up in Hillsboro and lived most of her life in Jefferson County. They moved to Johnston in 2005.
Benna graduated from Fairfield High School and received her nurse's degree
in Burlington. She worked as a Registered Nurse at the Jefferson County Hospital and
Fairfield Clinic in Fairfield. She married Bernard Raymond Coop on September 2, 1951 at Hillsboro. He
preceded her in death on March 22, 2016.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers Dale Boley and Bob Boley and 1 grandson Matthew Waligora.
Surviving are her 5 daughters: Kristen (Alex) Gonzalez of Des Moines, Kim (Mark) Waligora of New Virginia, IA, Becky (Steve) Mc Intire of Grimes, Sheri Coop of Johnston, Brenda (Jerry) Paulsen of Houston, TX , 1 son Jeff (Linda) Coop of Urbandale; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield with Jeff Coop officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Raymond Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery, North of Fairfield.
Memorials may be directed to the Antioch Church.
Arrangements are in the care of the Raymond Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.raymondfuneralhomes.com.
Published on March 14, 2017
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