Photo: Dorothy Ann Cooper, 81, of Newark   1939  -  2020

Dorothy Ann Cooper, 81, of rural Newark, passed away Wednesday evening, January 29, 2020 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville.

Born January 26, 1939 in Genoa City, WI, she was the daughter of Newman and Hazel(Stolp)Davis.  She graduated from Genoa City High School.  Dorothy married Kenneth Cooper on September 7, 1957 in Genoa City and lived most of their married life in the Newark area. 

She is survived by her children, Vicki(Brian)Newell of Newark and Jeff(Lori)Cooper of Morris; her grandchildren, Nikki(Todd)Hardecopf, Ryan(Katie)Newell, Brandon(Megan)Newell, Brianna(Eric)Koester, Jason(liz)Halstead, Jeremy(Patricia)Halstead and Jaki(Late Bryon)Paszek; great grandchildren, Tayton and Kendon Hardecopf, Bryson and Brayden Newell, Gannon and Kaden Koester, Jacob, Emily, Lainey and Sam Halstead and Casey Lee Ness; one sister, Cheryl Rinda of Genoa City, WI and one brother, Jim(Bonnie)Davis of Plano; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her loving husband, Kenneth in 1993.

She was a member of the Plattville Methodist Church.

Dorothy enjoyed baking and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, February 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris with Rev. Terry McLaughlin officiating.   Inurnment will follow in Plattville Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at