Lorena Cooper was born on September 8, 1929 to Lawrence and Mable (White) Beasley. She departed this life on June 25, 2020 at Colonial Springs Healthcare. At the time of her passing she was 90 years old.
Lorena was born in Lawrence County, Indiana then moved with her husband and children to Buffalo, Missouri in 1971.
Lorena was united in marriage to Hubert Wayne Cooper on September 26, 1953. To this union four children were born, Kay Marcela, Sandra Karen, Carolyn Lana, and Larry Kent. She was saved in her teenage years in Indiana.
After Lorena was married, she became a homemaker for her family. She devoted her life to her family and grandchildren.
She loved her flowers and to sit on the front porch and watch the birds. She loved to cook and crochet in her spare time, she loved to make her family crochet tablecloths and her grandchildren their first blanket. She loved to put jigsaw puzzles together and read her Bible. She Loved her children and grandchildren very much.
Lorena was preceded in death by her husband Hubert Wayne Cooper of 52 years; her infant daughter, Kay Marcela; her parents, Lawrence and Mable Beasley; one infant sister, Ruby Beasley; and one brother, Wayne Beasley.
She is survived by her three children, Sandra Smith & husband Dennis of Buffalo, Missouri, Carolyn & husband JD Hoffman of Rolla, Missouri, and Larry Cooper & wife Wanda of Buffalo, Missouri; her grandchildren, Shauna Howe, Aaron Kahler, David Zouck, Stacey Withers, Jason Cooper, Sarah Potter, Christy Huntley, Jacob Kahler, April Cooper, Stephanie Bailey, and Matthew Moriarty; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandkids. She also leaves many friends and other family that will sadly miss her.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Cantlon-Otterness & Viets Funeral Home with Freddy Brinkley officiating. Escorts were Jason Cooper, Aaron Kahler, Jacob Kahler, Matthew Moriarty, Kolby Zouck, Eli Potter, and Evan Potter. Interment was in the Maple Lawn Cemetery under the care and direction of the Cantlon-Otterness & Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo. Visitation was from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.