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Thelma Cooley

February 4, 1947 — November 19, 2020

Thelma Cooley, 73, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Munster Community Hospital.

Thelma was born on February 4, 1947 in Moonshine, IL, to Oliver and Ruby (Bennett) Cooley.

Surviving are her son, Richard (Danielle) Cooley; 5 grandchildren, Elizabeth Wood, Amber Werner, Courtney Hill, Douglas Kauffman, and Cullen Hill; 1 great-grandson, James Smith; siblings, Betty Cooley Inman, Leo Mae Cooley Ritter, Ida Cook Cooley, Patti (Bruce Vermilyer) Cooley, Jeana Cooley Blake, William Cooley, Jerry (Pennie) Cooley, Orvil (Karen) Cooley, Carl (Sharon) Cooley, and Timmy Cooley; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Roger Cooley; sister, Rose Cooley Jozwiak; and brother, Gary Cooley.

Thelma was a seamstress.  She previously worked at Kingsley Furniture, Blue Chip, and Smolers.  Thelma enjoyed word searches and BINGO.  She also enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel and DIY Channel.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.  A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Department.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Richard Cooley, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN 46350.

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service

Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Department

111 North Main Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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