Ruth Catherine Frey Cooper, 89, of Moncks Corner, SC, a retired teacher's aide for the Berkeley County Department of Education, died Tuesday afternoon in a Charleston hospital.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 Noon Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church. Final Farewell and Commendation will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Dial-Murray Funeral Home, Moncks Corner, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday. Flowers will be accepted or the family suggests memorials be made to the St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church Building Fund, 1404 Old Highway 52, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.
Mrs. Cooper was born March 6, 1932, in Carey, OH, a daughter of Ira Francis Frey and Katherine Tong Frey. She was a member of the St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church where she formerly sang in the choir and was a member of the Senior's Group. She loved the beach and the sun, and in her earlier years she spent her summers at Lion's Beach and after her children were grown, she began spending her summers by the pool at the Country Club playing board games with her friends under the shade of an umbrella. She made several trips each year with her friends and family to Myrtle Beach to enjoy the ocean, walks on the beach early in the morning and playing cards in the evening. Mrs. Cooper was a member of the YMCA where she participated in the Zumba classes early in the morning before starting her day. She attended the luncheons at various churches throughout the County, especially those she thought may be planning a trip somewhere. She traveled to many places throughout the United States and other countries after her husband's death in 1996, and she enjoyed the fellowship of her friends while traveling. Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her brother, Norman F. Frey, and she was the widow of James R. "Jim" Cooper.
Surviving are two daughters, Rhonda C. Jackson and her husband, Gary, of Westminster, and Michelle A. "Shelly" Cooper of Moncks Corner; a son J. Steven Cooper and his wife, Bonnie, of Cordesville; four grandchildren, Amy DuPre (Jay) Huller, Todd A. (Dusty) Jackson, J. Ryan (Brittany) Cooper, and Gage S. Cooper; four great grandchildren, Erin (Paul Kelsey) DuBose, Leo Huller, Emma Cooper, and Ava Cooper; and one great-great grandson, Killian Kelsey.
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