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Bertha Ileen Cooley, 75

Bertha Ileen Cooley, 75 years, passed away on March 8, 2012 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo.

Ileen was born Jan. 24, 1937 in Garrison, Mo., to Buster and Mary (Coffer) Cobb.

Ileen was a homemaker and resident of Springfield since 1974 moving from West Plains, Mo. On Dec. 24, 1974 Ileen and Jesse Cooley were united in marriage in Springfield, Mo. Ileen enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers, camping and going to yard sales.

Ileen was preceded in death by her parents.

Ileen is survived by her husband, Jesse Cooley, Springfield; one daughter, Tammy Quick, Springfield; two grandchildren, Michael and Lori Faye; one brother, Doin Bradley; two sisters, Faye Thornton and Melva Brashear; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services for Ileen were Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at the Eaton Cemetery, east of Ava. Officiating was Rev. Don Hamby. Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Services were conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.

Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral