Mary Jane Mills Cooper was born July 30, 1921, one of the third set of twins born to Rosco C. Mills and Albertina Baker Mills. She lived with her parents, two sisters and three brothers on a farm north of Westerville.
When she was 16-years-old, they moved to California. There she later met Richard Cooper, whom she married in 1941. To this union three children were born: sons, George and Steve, and daughter, Elaine.
Mary passed on to be with her Lord March 22, 2011, at San Diego, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosco C. and Albertina Mills; brother, Kenneth; twins Eleanor Stevens and Elmer, Dean and Doris Slingsby; and her twin brother, Jerry.
Funeral services were April 4, 2011, at the Pacific Beach United Methodist Church.
Published in the Custer County Chief, May 5, 2011.