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Wednesday January 9th, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Sutton Memorial Home
Thursday January 10th, 2019

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Donald Hooper

Donald L. Hooper, 87 of Edinburg passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:32 a.m. at Heritage Health Care Hospice in Springfield, IL. He was born on September 7, 1931 in Buckhart TWP in Christian County, IL the son of Arthur Thomas and Nellie Mae (Reller) Hooper. He married Rosalie Hunsley on May 31, 1952 on the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland and she preceded him in death on February 22, 2004. He then married Loril Woolridge on May 5, 2015 in Bethel Church in Rural Sharpsburg. Don was a lifetime farmer and a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Farm Bureau and Prime Timers. He was a veteran in the United States Army serving from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict being stationed in Germany where he worked on tanks and 6 bys. 

He is survived by his Wife: Loril Woolridge of Edinburg, IL; Son: Larry Hooper of Taylorville; Daughters: Debra Hooper of Taylorville; Beverly Hooper and Companion Scott Campbell of Stonington and Jennifer Hooper-Klotz of Edinburg; Eight Grandchildren; Eight Great-Grandchildren; Five Great-Great-Grandchildren; Five Stepchildren; Seventeen Step Grandchildren; Twenty-one Step Great grandchildren; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Sharpsburg, IL with Pastor Steve Robinson and the Honorable Judge Ron Spears officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Rural Sharpsburg with military graveside honors.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church 1919 N. 1000 East Rd. Taylorville, IL 62568

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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To the Hooper family and friends, I'm very sorry for your loss, bless you all.

Paul Stine Jan 10 2019 12:00 AM

Our most profound condolences to all of Don's family. You are in our hearts and thoughts, especially at this time. Jacob, Ambar, Thalia & Olivia Lyles

Jacob, Ambar, Thalia & Olivia Lyles Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

Memories are precious and may it be this that gets you thru this sorrowful time. My condolences to the family. You all are in my prayers.

Terry Stine Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy. Mr Hooper was my buddy, stopping by the grain elevator nearly every day to chat when I worked there. Loved listening to his stories. My prayers go out to the family.

Sue Simpson Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

Deb, Larry, Beverly and Jennifer, Loril and other family: We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Don, but our faith tells us that will be one more family member to meet us for that Great Reunion day. I am so thankful for the family God placed us in. So many good memories. Rusty and Ryan always loved being home and go over to Uncle Dons. Our hearts and prayers will be with you all today and tomorrow.

Carol & Jim Walker, Rusty, Ryan and families Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

Bill and Janet Reller, Loudon, TN

Our sincere condolences to all of Don's family.

Bill Reller Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on January 9, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

Edwin and I are saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Edwin and Tina Ostermeier Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM

To Bev and Family, My husband and I are so sorry for your loss, but we know your Dad is at Peace and looking down upon you with love and happiness. I'm so happy I have the greatest memories of your dad when we were kids, and they will always be cherished. My love and prayers to you all.

Dee Zak Jan 7 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on January 7, 2019

Our deepest condolences. Wayne, Dave, & Sue Lyles Angie & Jason Nystedt, Shart Stewart

Expression of Sympathy Jan 7 2019 12:00 AM

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