Cecelia Cooper, a woman of unwavering strength and love, peacefully bid farewell to this world on November 29, 2023. After a courageous battle against cancer, Cecelia passed away at the age of 82 in the comforting embrace of Kettering Medical Center. She leaves behind cherished memories and a legacy that will forever echo in the hearts of those she touched.
Born on November 11, 1941, in Dayton, Ohio, Cecelia was the beloved daughter of Frank and Josephine Cooper. She attended Julienne High School, followed by careers at Carroll High School and Kodak. Kodak is where she dedicated over four decades of her life. Her strong work ethic and dedication to her craft were evident in every task she undertook. Her commitment to excellence and unwavering loyalty impacted all those around her.
While success in her profession brought her fulfillment, Cecelia's true happiness emanated from her cherished moments spent with family and friends. She lived a modest life, finding solace in the simplest joys. In her free time, she enjoyed delightful dinners with her circle of friends, sharing laughter and creating lasting memories.
Devoting herself to her faith, Cecelia found immense comfort and guidance within her church community. Her devotion to spiritual growth served as a guiding light in her life, as she always sought to serve and lend a helping hand to those in need.
Cecelia held a special place in her heart for her adoring grandkids, Tyler and Ryan, who filled her days with immeasurable joy. Additionally, her "great grand dog," Easton, brought a unique and playful energy into her life. Their love and presence were a constant reminder of the beauty and happiness that family brings.
With heavy hearts, Cecelia now joins her parents, Frank and Josephine Cooper, her brother Gerald "Tubby" Cooper, and her dear sister Martha Weinert in eternal peace. Although their physical absence brings sorrow, their memory will forever be treasured within the hearts of those who were blessed to have known them.
Cecelia's legacy lives on through her beloved son, Chris (Shawn) Cooper, who will forever carry her spirit and values forward. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tyler and Ryan Cooper, and her great grand dog, Easton; sisters, Joann “Doodie” (Tom) O’Brien and Mary (Howard) Jaynes; brother, John (Sharon) Cooper and numerous nieces and nephews, who will continue to be blessed by the love she shared.
To honor and celebrate the remarkable life of Cecelia Cooper, a visitation will be held at Routsong Kettering (2100 East Stroop Rd) on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 5 pm to 7 pm. A touching and celebratory service will take place at Routsong Kettering Chapel on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 11 am, followed by her burial at Calvary Cemetery.
In her final journey, Cecelia would want us to remember her kind heart, selflessness, and unwavering devotion to family and faith. She will forever remain a cherished presence, guiding us with her loving spirit and reminding us to find joy in the simple moments.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in Cecelia's honor to the American Cancer Society, as she firmly believed in supporting those in the fight against cancer.
Today, we bid farewell to a remarkable soul who lived, loved, and left an indelible mark on our lives. May Cecelia Cooper rest in eternal peace, knowing she has left a beautiful legacy of love and compassion behind.