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Dianna Jean Cooper, age 70, of Belding, passed away Monday evening, April 11, 2011 at Spectrum Health Continuing Care in Grand Rapids.

The daughter of Wesley & Maxine (Passmore) Sanders, she was born on Sept. 6, 1940 in Grand Rapids, where she graduated from Catholic Central High School.

On Aug. 28, 1976, in Belding, she married Orville Jacob Cooper and together they enjoyed nearly 35 years of marriage. Dianna had worked as a waitress from many years at a number of restaurants, including The Winter Inn. She was a volunteer with Senior Companions and the Special Olympics, was a member of the Belding Free Methodist Church, and enjoyed gardening and feeding and watching birds. However, her greatest joy was in time spent with her family especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Darlene Colley and Sandy Brown.

Surviving are husband, Orville J. Cooper of Belding; a daughter, Laura (Timothy) Jordan of Grand Rapids; two sons, Todd (Christina) Tiff of Wayland, and Michael Tiff; a step-daughter, Virgie (Paul) Jones of Belding; a brother, Dale (Nancy) Sanders of Grand Rapids; siblings-in-law, Geraldine Judeika of Grand Rapids, Margaret Antcliff of Belding, Ruth (Rubin) Capstein of Hudsonville, George Cooper of Saranac, and Ervin (Eula) Cooper of Brown City; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family is Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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  1. Anonymous on April 11, 2011 at 12:00 am


    04/16/2011 –

    DeLayne Hirschy

    To Family of Deanna Cooper-Orville, your children and grandchildren and family: I wish you God’s care in the days ahead. I am saddened that Deanna is gone. Orvill, I am and will always will be your friend. Your wife brough you much joy. May God help you in your deep loss. Christ is there, turn it all to Him.

    04/15/2011 –


    Orville and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are being thought of during this difficult time.
    Dr. Rocky Hansen and Staff

    04/13/2011 –

    Tammy Cooper

    I was deeply saddened to hear about Dianna’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Orville and the rest of her family and friends.

    Tammie Cole-Dann

    Orville & Family, I’m so sorry to hear about Dianna. She was a gem that always put others first. She will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time… Tammie

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