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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Friday October 28th, 2022
3:00pm - 8:00pm

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Trinity United Methodist Church
Saturday October 29th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Trinity United Methodist Church
Saturday October 29th, 2022
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Karen Eileen (Whitmore) Cooley

Karen Eileen (Whitmore) Cooley, affectionately known as “Neen,” age 72, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home the evening of October 24, 2022 after a long hard-fought battle with cancer.

Karen was born September 9th, 1950 to Harold and Norma Whitmore. She grew up surrounded by a love for Art, Music, and Worship which she thoroughly enjoyed sharing with her children and grandchildren.

Karen graduated class of 1969 from Swanton High School after which she attended Art School in Chicago. She met the love of her life, Roger Cooley, in church and married him on February 14, 1987. She continued her education and went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art from the University of Toledo and graduated Magna cum Laude in December of 1999.

Karen enjoyed sharing her artistic talents and love for Jesus through her personal artworks and through musical productions at her church. Where she was always involved with the Christmas and Easter programs, and for a short while even formed her own band comprised mainly of her grandchildren.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Norma Whitmore, her sister, Sharon, and her daughter, Jennifer Moore.

She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 35 years, Roger Cooley, her children, Hans (Cheryl) Damaske, Robert Cooley, Wendy (Tim) Nijakowski, Donavan (Jennifer) Cooley and Tim (Gretchen) Cooley; son-in-law, Gary Moore; her brother, Harold (Sandi) Whitmore, her sister, Kathy (Rick) Karr, her brother, Charles “Chip” (Joy) Whitmore; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit Friday, October 28th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, where visitation will be one hour prior. Pastor Justin McCall will officiate. Interment will follow at Lockport Cemetery in Stryker, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St., Swanton, OH 43558 or Promedica Hospice, 5855 Monroe St., Sylvania, OH 43560.


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Guestbook

Roger, so Sorry Prayers for you and family 🙏🙏

Linda and Jerry Ashenfelter Nov 18 2022 8:41 PM

Roger and family, may your many happy memories of Karen chase any sad tears away.

Josh and Autumn Adams Oct 31 2022 8:50 PM

Prayers love n hugs
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Lori VandeSande Oct 30 2022 7:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Cooley

John & Regina Szczepanski Oct 29 2022 6:26 PM

Karen was a lovely lady, she will be truly missed prayers go out to Rodger & the rest of the family love Linda & Gary Lancaster

Linda Lancaster Oct 28 2022 8:17 PM

Roger and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Karen was kind and artistically talented. We will remember her dedication to Christ with the work she did at church. She helped make the many Easter,Christmas, and VBS programs fun and special for all the kids and adults. I will remember her dedication to bringing her grandchildren to church. It was important to her for them to know about Jesus. You will meet with her again. Keep your faith In Jesus. Praying for comfort for you all.
The Varner Family

Kathryn Varner Oct 28 2022 6:05 PM

My Aunt Karen was such a kind and sweet Christian lady. I will keep fond memories of her. My condolences to her entire family! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜”

Dan Wade Oct 28 2022 2:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Cooley

Amy Trumbull Oct 28 2022 9:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Cooley

Gale and Penny Keller Oct 27 2022 7:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Cooley

Tim and Ella Shelley Oct 27 2022 6:13 PM

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