Obituary for Evelyn J. (Smith) Cooper | Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home and Cremation Services
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Evelyn J. (Smith) Cooper

October 26, 1926 ~ July 8, 2018 (age 91)

Evelyn J. Cooper, 91, formerly of Port Carbon entered into eternal rest Sunday with her family by her side at Schuylkill Center Genesis Eldercare, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville on October 26, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Francis H. and Clara M. (Sinton) Smith.

She was a 1944 Graduate of Pottsville Area High School.  She was also a member of the United Methodist Church, Port Carbon.

Evelyn married Kenneth Cooper in 1949 and the two resided in Port Carbon until his passing on September 10, 2001.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by brothers Ralph and Jay Smith.

Devoted to her family, she was loved deeply by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by daughter Cheryl Hassel wife of George, Bernville; son Kent Cooperife  husband of Maryjane Hollick, Port Carbon; and daughter Wendy Francis wife of Thomas, Port Carbon; brother Irvin Smith, Reading; granddaughters Alexandra and Raven Francis, Port Carbon; Amanda wife of Christopher Wright, Port Carbon; Kendal wife of Cody Bailer, Pine Grove; and Holly Hassel wife of Larry Smorgala, Marathon, FL.  She is also survived by 5 greatgrandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 AM Thursday July 12 at the First United Methodist Church, Port Carbon, Pastor Lorraine Heckman, Off.  Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 10AM until the time of service.  Private interment will be held on the grounds of Schuylkill Memorial Park Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.

The family would prefer contributions be made in Evelyn’s name to the First United Methodist Church Pike and Washington Streets Port Carbon PA 17965.  

Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market St. Pottsville has been entrusted with arrangements.  Please visit to leave a condolence for the Cooper family.

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