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Agnes W. Cooper

Born April 26, 1923

Agnes W. Cooper, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Agnes was born on the Eastern shore of Virginia in the city of Modest Town on April 26, 1923, and was the daughter of the late John and Vida (Ross) Wessells. She was a graduate of Goldey College. In addition to caring for her family, Agnes made her career as a secretary at the Meadowood School, retiring in 1985 after many years of service.

A woman of strong faith, she was a 50 year member of the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Newark, where she gave of her time and talents in many capacities. She adored the ocean and visiting Rehoboth Beach and fondly remembered her trip abroad to Europe, trips to Florida, and visiting her family back home in Virginia and Maryland. A beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Agnes will be lovingly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion E. Cooper. Agnes is survived by her sons, John E. Cooper (Stephanie) of Newark and Gary R. Cooper (Ellen) of Stoneham, MA; grandchildren, Kimberly Cooper, Peter Cooper (Rebecca), Thomas Cooper, Angela Cooper, and Paul Cooper; and great grandchildren, Domynic and Ariyanna.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Friday morning, October 27, 2017, at the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church,15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE 19711, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church at the address listed above.

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  • Best wishes to all of Agnes’ family & friends. She was a beautiful soul, so kind and loving.

  • Very cheerful mother to all friends of the Family.
    We wish to express our sympathy concerning your loss, to the entire Cooper family. May your pain leave quickly and your memories stay strong and clear! Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Doug & Maureen Smith
    Fredericksburg Va.

  • Our love to all the Coopers during this difficult time. Mrs. Cooper was always sweet and a good street hockey mom to me and the neighborhood lads. She and Marion made two fine sons in Jack (aka Cousteau) and Gary (aka Gump), although Gary was always susceptible to the high, stick-side wrist shot. May she Rest In Peace with her loving husband!

  • We met Agnes and Marian when they moved to Fountainview. Agnes was thrilled to find out she and I were 4th cousins three times removed. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Agnes Cooper was the kindest, most friendly person, and the best secretary ever. I had the pleasure of working with her for several years when I was the School Nurse at Meadowood.

    My sympathy to all the Coopers. Audrey O’Shaughnessy