Rinehart Cooper Sr., 83, of 352 Bridge Street, Waynesburg, died of an apparent coronary
occlusion at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, 1977, in the home of David Harner of Washington.
A son of the late James Mason Cooper and Elizabeth Stewart Cooper, he was born September 4, 1894, in Jackson Township, near Bluff, and spent his early life at New Freeport.
He had made his home at Waynesburg for many years.
Mr. Cooper was a World War I veteran, having served in COmpany K, 110th Infantry Ragiment.
He was a former employee of the Peoples Natural Gas Company, retiring September 1, 1959, after 43 years of service.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waynesburg; a charter member of the New Freeport Volunteer Fire Company, and a member and past worthy president of Waynesburg Aerie 598, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Surviving are his widow, Recie Dukate Cooper; a son, Rinehart Cooper Jr., of Steubenville, Ohio; three granddaughters, Jacqueline Baughman of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Richard (Winifred) Riggen of Waynesburg, and Mrs. Thomas (Carmine) Humann of Milwaukee, Wisc.; two greatgrandsons, James Allan Riggen and Bryant Bolger; a sister, Artie Cooper of Washington, D. C., and a brother, Carl C. (Jack) Cooper of New Freeport.
Three sisters are deceased.
COOPER - Friends of Rinehart Cooper Sr., 352 Bridge Street, Waynesburg, who died Wednesday, October 19, 1977, will be receivedfrom 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home, Waynesburg, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday October 21, by the Rev. J. W. Lofgren. Burial in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville.
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