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Elvada Winders-Cooper

Thursday, February 12, 2004

BERTRAND - Elvada Winders-Cooper, 79, died at 3:25 a.m. Feb. 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Born June 3, 1924, at Aid, daughter of the late James C. Hill and Jessie Sifford Hill Yeakey, she was a member of Missouri Delta Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary. Before retiring, she was an accountant for Woolworth's for 15 years; data processing manager for Malone and Hyde for more than 35 years; and secretary for Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston for 15 years, where she was also a charter member.

On May 31, 1941, at Cape Girardeau, she married Milford Winders who preceded her in death in April 1994.

She and Henry Cooper were married Oct. 24, 1997, in Sikeston and he survives of the home.

Other survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Janet Winders of Boonville, Ind., John and Regina Winders of Southport, N.C., and Jeffrey and Amy Winders of Sikeston; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Terry Smith of Sikeston; two brothers, Gene Hill of Sikeston and Ernest Yeakey of Austin, Texas; and 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

One brother also preceded her in death.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted Wimberley officiating, assisted by the Rev. Joe McCullough, pastor of the church.

Burial will follow in the Blodgett Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Tom Ayers, Jim McNiell, Keith Bateman, Jim Null, Danny Meeks and Jerry Shy.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Travis Cox and James Tanner.


Memorial contributions

may be sent to the

American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 343

Sikeston, MO 63801

or

Fellowship Baptist Church

1801 Ables Road

Sikeston, MO 63801