Lisa M. Cooper, 1965-2016

PEORIA — Lisa M. Cooper, 50, of Monmouth, passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Richard Owen Hospice in Peoria.

She was born on Oct. 24, 1965 in Monmouth, the daughter of John C. and Clara M. (Weston) Cooper. Lisa went to school here and attended Monmouth High School. She began employment at Ginny’s Cafe as a dishwasher. She then worked at Marigold Nursing Home as a “Helping Hands Person” and at Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg until it closure. She lastly worked at Circle “K” here in Monmouth.

Lisa enjoyed bingo, music, cooking, and playing the slots at the casino. She most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Lisa is survived by one son, DiAndre Dortch of Monmouth; one daughter, Kyleigh Dortch of Monmouth; one sister, Paula Cooper of Monmouth, and three brothers, William (Toni) Cooper of Monmouth, Edward Cooper of Brownwood, Texas, and Raymond J. (Tabitha) Cooper of Oquawka. Also surviving is her significant other, Otis Dortch.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Carol Ann Bodeen, and one infant brother.

A funeral service is planned for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Her family plans to receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established for her family. For more information, or to leave a condolence, please visit

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