Irene Ann Cooper, 77, of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, formerly of Weirton, died Sunday, May 12, 2002 at her residence. She was born January 14, 1925 in Weirton, WV, the daughter of the late John and Anna Billcheck Mehalik. She was also preceded in death by her husband Charles P. Cooper, seven brothers, and one sister. Irene was a homemaker, devoted wife, Mother, and professional secretary. She was a volunteer for Catholic Social Services and president of Parthenon Health and Rehab Services in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ft. Walton Beach and a former member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Weirton. Irene is survived by five sons, Gary Cooper and his wife Jan of Goose Creek, SC , Thomas Cooper and his wife Carrie and Jeffrey Cooper and his wife Cindy, all of Weirton, John Cooper and his wife Sue of Mary Esther, FL, and Scott Cooper of Ft. Walton Beach; four daughters, Mrs. David (Charlene) Hancock of Roswell, GA, Mrs. Gary (Linda) Rosnick of Mary Esther, FL, Mrs. Ray (Cynthia) Stichler and Mrs. Michael (Mary Jean) Peterson, both of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; one brother, George T. Mehalik, Sr. of Steubenville, OH; one sister, Mrs. George (Edith) Martin of Sun City, CA; seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 PM Wednesday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Weirton. Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 229 California Ave., Weirton, WV 26062; American Cancer Society, Hancock County Unit, PO Box 2116, Weirton, WV 26062; or to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Avenue, Steubenville, OH 43952. Share condolences with her family at www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. MOM, IT IS THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR DEATH AND I STILL MISS YOU LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. I REALLY SOME DAYS JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY GOD CHOSE YOU TO BE TAKEN AWAY. OUR FAMILY IS SUCH A MESS NOW. HALF OF US DON’T EVEN SPEAK JUST AS YOU SAID WOULD HAPPEN. SOME DAYS I JUST REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW YOU LIVED LIFE AS WELL AS YOU DID. I REALLY BECOME SAD SO OFTEN. I WISH YOU WERE HEAR TO TALK TO AS YOU WERE NOT ONLY MY MOM BUT MY BEST FRIEND. I HOPE HEAVEN IS ALL THAT YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. CAUSE EARTH DEFINATELY ISN’T THE SAME. SCOTT IS COMING TO VISIT IN A WEEK AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE HIM. LINDA JUST GOT BACK FROM SEEING CHRIS IN BOSTON. I WILL MISS YOU ON SUNDAY FOR MOTHERS DAY, YOU DON’T KNOW HOW I MISS OUR SUNDAY DINNERS. MOM I LOVE AND MISS YOU CINDI

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    Not sure why I come back to this page. I guess it is the only way I can talk to you. Like you are still here and hear what I am saying. It is going to be Mothers Day soon and I wish you were here to celebrate. Been 12 long years. I miss you every single day. But on Mothers Day it is usually way worse because that is the day I lost not only my Mother but my best friend. Many aspects of my life are a mess and I have lots of regrets, but do not know how to make things right. I wish you were here to guide me and give me advice. I know I am an adult but there is nothing like the advise of your Mother. So MOM HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!! Love and miss you xoxo.

    Cindi

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