Patricia A. “Patty Anne” Cooper
Patricia A. “Patty Anne” Cooper

VAN WERT, Ohio - Patricia A. "Patty Anne" Cooper, 65, of Van Wert, Ridge Township, died unexpectedly at 5:14 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, shortly after her arrival at Van Wert Hospital.

She was born March 9, 1947, in Van Wert, to the late Robert Clarence Edsall and Ganelle Gladine (Kohn). Her husband, Robert E. Cooper, Jr., survives. They were married Jan. 29, 1972.

Other survivors include her daughters: Tamera K. (Dean) Showalter of Haviland and Heather L. (Paul) Nahrwold of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sons: Christopher L. (Sherry) Cooper of Florence, Ky., and Robert E. (Brandy) Cooper, III of Franklinton, NC; brothers: Gregory K. (Kathy) Edsall of Van Wert; sisters: Gale M. (Richard) Chavarria and Deborah J. (Roger) Mongold, both of Van Wert; nine grandchildren: Ashley (Chris) Shepherd, Kyle Showalter, Korbin Showalter, Brittany Cooper, Kara Nahrwold, Leah Nahrwold, Maya Nahrwold, Mary Cooper and Mason Cooper, and two great-grandchildren: Lilly and Luke Shepherd.

She retired from Federal Mogul, Van Wert. She was a 1965 graduate of Van Wert High School. Those who came in contact with her, quickly learned to love her and she became a mother figure to many.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Ridge Township. Calling hours are Thursday from 2 - 8.

Preferred memorial is American Heart Association.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at: cowanfuneralhome.com.