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Martin Manford Cooper Sr.
Martin Manford Cooper Sr.FlagMartin Manford Cooper Sr. 83 of LaRue, died Saturday morning December 5, 2015 at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born September 14, 1932 in Baldwin, New York to the late George and Olive (Foltz) Cooper, he was also predeceased by five brothers: Norman, Richard, Robert, Gilbert and Harold Cooper, four sisters: Dortha Baker, Shirley Shroyer, Faith Dyer and Florence Springstead, one daughter: Donna Cooper and one granddaughter

Martin was a veteran of the Navy, serving two terms totaling eleven yrs., during the Korean War. He retired from the National Can Corp. in Marion in 1984, working there for 16 yrs.

He loved everything about horses, he trained, broke and took care of all types over the years. He was a past member of the Circle M Horse Club in Marion and the Old Timer Days Draft Horse Club in Raymond.

Martin was very appreciative of the relationships and time spent with the Amish community near his home, he also enjoyed NASCAR, with Mark Martin being his favorite driver.

But the true joy of his life was his family, especially his beloved grandkids.

Surviving is his wife Catherine I. (Zender) Cooper, they were married August 7, 1967 in Marion, children: Martin (Christina) Cooper Jr., LaRue, Michael A. (Cindy) Cooper, West Mansfield, Ed (Billie) Fridley, Harpster, Mark (Sally) Fridley, Mansfield, Rhonda (Brian) Cooper Lane, Bellefontaine and Karen (Jeff Burt) Fridley, Marion.

Two sisters: Gloria Stark, Marion and Thelma Barnhardt, Waverly, New York
24 grandchildren and 33 Great grandchildren

and his special energetic companion Bubba, that went everywhere with him.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday December 9, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Pastor Tim Pasma will officiate, burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery (near LaRue),where there will be veteran graveside services conducted by the Marion County United Veterans Council, friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home in LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home at PO Box 333 LaRue, Ohio 43332 to help the family with final expenses.

Remembrances and condolences may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#1 from: amy bonham
Elmira new York 14904
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 3:36 PM

Sorry for your loss, we all loved him, he will be missed



#2 from: Randy & Debbie Sharpless
Georgia
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 5:09 PM

Our hearts go out to you this holiday season as you say goodbye to your loved one! Martin had quite a legacy in his family and you will all be in our prayers and thoughts! May God give you peace and comfort during this time of mourning!



#3 from: Shannon Singleton
Elmira n.y
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 6:23 PM

I am so sorry for your loss



#4 from: Abby Frame
Mt. Vernon
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 7:22 PM

Marty, Chris and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.



#5 from: Kim Blue Chapman
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 9:08 PM

From all the Blues to the Coopers and Fridleys our deepest, heartfelt sympathies.  Remember lots of fun times with the horses, 4-H, and visiting.  He was a great guy and will be missed.



#6 from: Wendy Butz
Fountain, Colorado
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 12:38 AM

Love and Deepest Sympathies are being sent to the Cooper Family during this time. Remember all the wonderful things that has been shared with your Dad as you celebrate his life.



#7 from: Betty Squires Thurber
ELMIRA HEIGHTS NY
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 6:10 AM

He was fun to be with. Had good times with family when I came Ohio. He let me call him uncle even thought I was not his nice. Had lots fun.Love you all prayers are with you all love betty



#8 from: Beth Harris
Caledonia, OH
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 8:05 AM

I have no words to make this easier.  I will keep all of you in my prayers.  We had some great times with Circle M and the fair!  



#9 from: Arthur James Howe III
Elmira , New York
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Aunt Katie and entire family
Our deepest condolences to you upon the passing of Uncle Martin .Words are never adequate in moments like these. We will say though, that our hearts go out to you all , and we will always remember the joyous memories that we are privileged to have in knowing him.
You are in our prayers during this difficult time .
Lov & Hugz to you all
Arthur J. Howe III



#10 from: Ginger (Baker) Wood
ElmiraNy
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 11:59 AM

SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF UNCLE MANFORD HE IS WITH HIS BROTHERS AN SISTER AN ALSO WITH MY MOM AND DAD IN HEAVEN  RIP UNCLE MANFORD U ARE & WILL BE VERY WELL MISSED AN LOVED & IM VERY PROUD THAT U ARE MY UNCLE AN A VERY TRUE HONEST MAN IVE EVER KNOWEN   LOVE UR NIECE GINGER (BAKER)WOOD  



#11 from: Marsha K Harmon
La Rue, OH
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Katie, Sorry for your loss.  



#12 from: Debbie Brinson Bowen
Sumter, S.C.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 1:24 PM

Katie, So Very,Very Sorry for your loss.God Bless you and family.



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#14 from: Charlie & Penny Albright
Cardington
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 6:07 PM

I did not know you, but you had to be a find wonderful man and father, because your son Marty is a wonderful person.  So Sorry prays with the family and friends



#15 from: Aaron and Sue Wright
 
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Mike and Ed & families, Very sorry for the death of your dad. Memories and time will help ease the loss.



#16 from: Jack & Laura Williams
Newport, WA
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 8:33 PM

Jack and I would like to express our sincere sympathies to you for the loss of Martin Sr.  We know how hard it is to deal with the loss of a loved one but try to remember that they're no longer in pain and in a better place and we hope you can find some solace in that knowledge.  Take Care.     Jack and Laura Williams,
Eston & Ruth Williams' son and daughter-in-law.  




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