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Imogene Cooper


Imogene Cooper, age 80, of Columbus, Ohio died November 13, 2017 at the home she shared with her daughter and son-in-law following a brief battle with cancer.  On March 28, 1937 she was born in Logan County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Rupert Sturgell and Grace (Dillon) Sturgell.  Imogene is survived by her daughter, Robin (Kevin) Eddy; grandsons, Zachary Cooper, Donovan Fletcher, Brett Brewer and Bryce Eddy; great-grandson, Owen Brewer; step-granddaughters, Crystal and Ashley; step- great grandchildren, Lexi, Kady, Madison, Tony, Landon and Lylliah; brothers and sisters, Lillie Mae Sears, Ruth Ann Michaud, Gerline Lude, Archie Sturgell, Larry Sturgell, Colleen Perry and Denise Meade.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cooper.  Imogene was born and raised in rural West Virginia and was happiest when living in Kermit, W.Va. from 1979-1998.  Imogene was a business owner of My Brother’s Place while residing in Kermit and most recently retired from JMI Plastics.  From 1998 until her death, she lived in Columbus, Ohio where she moved to be close to her only daughter, Robin.  Imogene loved to find new treasures at her local thrift stores, eat out at nice restaurants and always had a cup of black coffee near by.  She loved babies and everyone knew to just bring them in and sit them on her lap.  Imogene was admired for her strong will and independence.  At her request, there will be no funeral.  Her family will plan a memorial at the home at a later date.  Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave the family an online condolence.

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  • Melissa Roberts Little says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Imogene was a beautiful person. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Samantha Fields says:

    Gene was a special lady. I loved talking to her. I will miss her so much. The world was a better place with her in it. God gained another angel. God bless the family going through this. I love you guys.
    ~Samantha

  • Melanie (Chafin) Curry says:

    My heart is broken,i so adored this lady .My childhood was full of this lady and Robin.Love her always ,i am a better person due to knowing Imogene .R.I.P. Beautiful lady 💙

  • Mary and Harold Chaffin says:

    Robyn, so sad to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a great person loved by so many. Harold and l spent a lot of time together. They were at Mom and Dad’s a lot as well as us being at their house. Lots of good times. We were even pregnant at the same time. You came in June and my Glenn came in July. She will be missed by so many!

  • Leo and Kathy (Stepp) Collins says:

    Sending love and prayers to her family, we grew up in Stepptown and we’re cousins of the same cousins The Stepp’s, Sturgell’s were always close families. Rest in peace.

  • Gwen Stepp says:

    Robyn, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and the boys are in my prayers. We had alot of great times with Gene in Kermit. I loved her as one of my family & I love you & the boys too. If you need anything just message me.

  • AnnaMae Sartin says:

    Remembering Imogene. Always like to talk about family and friend, when she lived in Kermit🙏🙏

  • Kathy Spaulding Hatfield says:

    I worked with this wonderful lady back in the ‘80…so sorry 4 your loss….she & I shared many of laughs @ the restaurant we worked @…plus I grew up with her nephew Randy Sears…my prayers r 4 all of her family & friends..

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