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Celestia F. Cooper

8/1/1959 - 1/11/2020

PEKIN- Celestia F. Cooper, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 11:54 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born August 1, 1959 in Pekin to Harold amd Ruth (Novach) Seeyle, she married Karl Cooper on May 5, 1993. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Derrick D. (Jessica) Kleckner , Aaron M. (Bethany) Kleckner both of Pekin; one daughter, Celena Sisk of Pekin; one brother, Harold (Mary) Seeyle of Pekin; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Celestia was a CNA for Pekin Manor for several years.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her family.

A visitation will be held for Celestia on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family for her grandchildren.

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