Cecilia Irene (Elzea) Cooley

May 3, 1928 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old


Cecilia Irene Cooley, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Fulton Manor in Fulton, Missouri.  She was born May 3, 1928 in Hannibal, Missouri the daughter of the late Joseph Leo and Mary Ellen (Moss) Elzea.  On May 18, 1946 in Hannibal, Missouri she was united in marriage to Lester, Cooley, Jr. who preceded her in death on April 29, 2013.

Survivors include,

Daughter, Susan Schranz (Michael) of Eldon, MO

Son, Gary Cooley (Marcy) of the state of CO

Five Grandsons, Christopher, David, Patrick, Jason & James

Seven Great Grandchildren

Sister, Shirley Grafton of Hannibal, MO

Several Special Nieces & Nephews

Along with her parents and husband, one sister and five brothers preceded her in death.

Cecilia was a wonderful homemaker and cook, especially when it came to her homemade fudge.  She had a home at the lake where her family enjoyed being together from many years.  She dearly loved hosting many holiday dinners.  Cecilia loved gardening and was recipient of the Eldon Garden Club Yard of the Year award.  She was a loving mother, and grandmother and was known for always putting others needs before her own.

Visitation will be Friday, September 22, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO with the Funeral Service beginning at 11:00 AM.  Interment will follow at the Eldon City Cemetery.

Memorials in her name are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Eldon, MO or the Fulton Manor of Fulton, MO.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO. 

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September 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home
5 South Oak St.
Eldon, MO 65026

Funeral Service
September 22, 2023

11:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home
5 South Oak St.
Eldon, MO 65026


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