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Echo Jean Cooper-Sower, age 40, of Sidney, passed away Friday, November 25, 2011 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing after a long illness. The daughter of Rojeanna Lynn (Lebeck) & Robert J. Cooper, Jr., she was born on October 22, 1971 in Sheridan. Echo had worked as a loan analyst with Independent Bank and enjoyed interior décor and fashion design, as well as riding motorcycles and quads.

On September 28, 2008, at Sidney, she married Jonathan Wayne Sower, who survives along with her three children, Brittany Jean Arnold of Morley, Tyler James Arnold of Traverse City, and Alexander Robert Arnold of Belding; and two step-children, Marcie Jo Musser of Sidney and Donald Lee Musser of Stanton.

Also surviving are her mother and step-father, Rojeanna Lebeck-Holbrook and Volley Holbrook of Edmore; a sister, Ember Cooper-Brailey and Todd Cogswell of Sidney; a half-brother, Bobby Ricks-Cooper of Belding; two step-sisters, Tarina and MaLinda; a step-brother, Brenton; her maternal grandparents, Roger W. & Naomi Jean Lebeck of Sidney; aunts and uncles, Sherry & Bruce Kent, Cathy & Roger Baker, Vicki & Mike Roy, Roger & Marcia Lebeck, Joe & Carol Lebeck, and Gerald & Lynn Lebeck; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert J. Cooper, Jr.; and her paternal grandparents, Katherine & Robert J. Cooper, Sr.

A time of food and fellowship to celebrate Echo’s life will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Community of Christ Church, 814 E. Coffren Avenue, Greenville. Honoring Echo’s wishes, cremation will take place. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions to be American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Echo’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Arrangements were entrusted to the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Greenville.


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  1. Anonymous on November 25, 2011 at 12:00 am


    12/01/2011 –

    Jamie Valadez

    To my dear friend,as you rest in piece,I will remember the times we all shared together..You will be missed and always be in our hearts!! Keep your eyes and your spirit watching over us!!! R.I.P Echo!!! Luv your fam J.Valadez

    11/30/2011 –


    Guardian Angel to my friend echo jean.I,ve got my guardian angel watching over me,Yet i must still step carefully,Ive been given the choice to decide .But if I,m careful i just might slide.The same holds true for my spintual walk .I must take time with jesus daily,and talk cause if im not careful i could fall down then my feet won,t be on solid ground.So i will live my life prayerfully ,And take each step through life carefully.Then I,ll be sure to keep My Guardian Angel Watching over me.R.I.P my friend Echo Jean you will be miss and love your friend for life.

    11/30/2011 –

    Brent Haight

    So sorry for your loss she will be sadly missed!

    11/30/2011 –


    To my deares friend and family ,And her kids brittaney tyler and alex arnold.I met echo in 2002 she was a very nice person and full of life she love people and her family.she will be miss so very much .Jesus came and said it time to come with me my dear and one day you will see your family and friends again .R.I.P ECHO JEAN love you always.

    11/29/2011 –

    paul e brailey

    pease be with you and your family.
    God loves all his children. remember god is allways with us.

    11/29/2011 –

    diane moore

    I am so sorry for your loss. She is now wrapped in the wings of an angel with Jesus to hold her.

    11/29/2011 –

    Christina Howell and Allen Mason

    Deepest thoughts to the kids.

    11/29/2011 –


    I just want to put my prayers out to all the family & friends Echo was full of wonder & smiles,. Loved to have fun,. Loved to make people laugh knew how to make someone happy,. You were one amazing person Echo,. Now your in a better place in better care & better arms., R.I.P Echo. We Will All Truly Miss You,. Love You Echo.

    11/29/2011 –

    Carey Wagg (Jewell)

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Family will be in my prayers. She will be missed!

    11/29/2011 –

    Bobby Cozort (Moore)

    I had the pleasure to have known Echo for a very long time. As we got older our paths seperated but my heart has always loved her as a dear friend. I will miss her dearly. I will pray for the family. Ember please get ahold of me if you read this. my heart goes out to you and your family.

    11/28/2011 –

    cheryl arnold

    Dear echo i will miss you so very much,I met you in 2003 i will miss your smile your laughter ,Now you are up in heaven with god and looking down at all of us .well my friend god bless you love you always .R.I.P Echo Jean .Love always cheryl.

    11/28/2011 –

    Tammy (Miller) Hancock

    I was blessed to know Echo as a very young girl. I was a high school senior working at a local elementary. Echo was a kindergartener. I remember her constant smile and vibrant personality. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

    11/28/2011 –

    butch arnold

    I will always love you and miss you to .R.I.P.echo jean my ex daughter-in-law ,love you always dad.

    11/28/2011 –

    Phillip E. & Connie Tissue

    I wrote this for my mommy in 1989 and I would love you to have it all-so. We are sorry for your loss and everyone will miss her…
    To Those I Love, and Those who Love Me.

    When I am gone, release me, let me go, I have so many thing to see and do;

    You mustn’t tie yourseft to me, with tears, be happy that we had so many years.

    I gave you my love, you can only guess, how much you gave to me, In Happiness;

    I Thank You for the love you have shown, But now it’s time, I traveld on alone.

    So grive a while for me if grieve you must. Then let your grief be Comtort by Trust.

    It’s only for a while, that we must part.

    So Bless the Memoreies, with in Your Heart.

    Love Always Echo

    11/28/2011 –

    Lori Wiley

    My condolences to Brit, Tyler, and Alex.I’m sure your Mother’s smiles and giggle’s are amazing in Heaven!! God Bless Your Family!!

    11/28/2011 –

    Patty Degraeve

    I am so sorry for your loss..I knew echo for about 4 yrs..she was a delightful person to be around..Remember and cherish all of the good times you had with her it will make you stronger..hugs to you all

    11/28/2011 –

    Tracey Stephens

    So sorry for your family and the loss of a very nice person! I will keep you all in my prayers!

    11/28/2011 –

    lucinda ostrander

    I am so sorry for your loss..i will miss her…ECHO was so loving and caring to me I worked with her at the belding party much fun….boy she loved her candy…may she be in the hands of the lord now and at peace…love cindy

    11/28/2011 –

    Ellen Erhardt

    My prayers and condolences to Tyler and Alex and the rest of the family.

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