Joyce Annette Cooper
September 3, 1929 – October 31, 2011
Memorial services will begin at 3 pm, Sunday, November 6, 2011, at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, SD, with Pastor Jeff Hayes officiating. Family visitation will follow until 6 pm. A private inurnment will be held at the Hills of Rest Memorial Park of Sioux Falls at a later time.
Joyce Annette Plummer was born September 3, 1929, to Rex and Frances Plummer in Oto, IA. She grew up and attended school in the Climbing Hill, IA area. Her early years were fondly spent with her grandparents, Amos and Dottie Plummer. At the age of 16, she married Glen E. Cooper. Together they raised their children, Charles and Linda in Iowa. In the early 70’s the couple moved to the Tea area where they lived for over 60 years. In her later years, Joyce worked at the Bishop’s restaurant as a hostess. She loved visiting and meeting new people as she poured coffee and mingled throughout the restaurant. She made friends easily and could visit with anyone.
Joyce really liked to have fun and spend time with people. She especially loved spending time with her daughter and grandchildren. It was a tradition for Joyce, Linda, Roselyn and Danielle to go shopping every Saturday. Also, Roselyn, Danielle, and Desiree had many sleepovers at their grandparents’ home where they would be treated to just about anything they could ask for. Joyce had many other loves including reading and animals. She had many dogs throughout her life that provided her with loving companionship. Most important to Joyce was her faith in God which carried her through life.
Joyce, 82, died Monday, October 31, 2011, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
She will be missed by her son, Charles (Patty) Cooper, OR; daughter, Linda (James) Jacobson, Sioux Falls; 4 grandchildren, Scott Cooper, AZ, Roselyn (Tim) Schillerstrom, Sioux Falls, Danielle (Scott) Nelson, Sioux Falls, and Desiree Cooper, London, UK; and 4 great-grandchildren; Jacob and Morgan Schillerstrom and Samantha and Baby Girl/Boy Nelson.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Cooper.