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Ruth Ellen 'Nanny' Cooper, 73, Casey County, KY (1946-2020)

Ruth Ellen "Nanny" Cooper, of Liberty, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the age of 73.

Born on October 13, 1946, in Baltimore, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late Charles McFadden and June Parrish. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, listening to music, and watching classic movies and westerns. Most of all, Ruth loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Joan (Mike) Schnatz and Melissa Cooper, both of Liberty; a son, James (Dayna) Cooper of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren, GariAnna, Sarah, Lena, Jonathan, James, and Sydney; and ten great-grandchildren, Cooper, Michael, Parker, Kinley, Adalynn, Chandler, Brice, Hollie, Ethan, and Heather. Other survivors include two sisters, Joanie (Joe) Pheiffer of Arizona and Beverly Parrish of Oklahoma.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gary N. Cooper; a sister, Charlotte McFadden; and a brother, Earl McFadden.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Rod Keltner officiating. Burial will follow in Hiter Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-9pmET on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) of the funeral home when you arrive for visitation. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings ARE required.

Pallbearers will be J.C. Cooper, Jonathan Cooper, Jim Sublett, John King, Bill Siegel, Jr., and Brandon Randolph.

Memorial contributions may take the form of sympathy of donations to the National Kidney Foundation at 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

Arrangements by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

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