Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Debra Lynn Cooper

Debra Lynn Cooper, age 56, of Shelby, died unexpectedly Monday, October 13, 2014 at her home.


Debra was born on October 31, 1957 in McDowell, KY, the daughter of Bureda (Bently) Hicks and the late Archie Greathouse. She was a member of Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church in Plymouth.


In addition to her mother, Bureda Hicks, Debra is survived by her husband: Arlie Cooper; 3 children: Bureda Wells of Shelby, Lisa (Raymond) Montgomery of Shelby, Crystal (Paul) Smith of Sandusky; 9 grandchildren; 6 brothers: Archie, Jr., Richard, Jimmy, Eddie, Forrest, and Jerome Greathouse; 3 sisters: Sally Edwards, Barbara Furr, and Gertrude Elliott. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by: 4 brothers: Bob, Clarence, Tommy, and Johnny Greathouse; 1 sister: Beatrice Thornsberry.


Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1 PM at Maple Grove Cemetery, State Route 61, New Haven with Elder Buddy Carty officiating. Care for Debra and her family is being provided by Bob, Catherine, and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to the Turner Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.


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Memories & Condolence

  1. SALLY EDWARDS says:

    I have always loved Debbies children from the time they were born, they were a peice of my heart. Debbie , Sis is sooo going to miss you and you singing that song i always dreaded to hear and you would laugh at sis. ( YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE=( God knows my heart is torn so bad because we were a crew , Im so very sorry girls for such a great loss in your hearts. Im lost and i know you are to. Love you all and i will be here any day for you girls,

  2. Annette Greathouse Layne says:

    Aunt Debbie will be greatly missed by so many. My love & prayers are with all of you.

  3. Gert Elliott says:

    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8

    Remembering the meticulous stitches that Debbie put into her quilting, the Easter baskets she made for her Grandchildren, the way she cared for her Mother for many years and bringing her to church, the way she would give her last dollar even though she needed it……think on these things.

    Much Love

  4. Amanda Carroll says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss !!! I didn’t know her but Lisa and my children attend school together . prayers for the family and if you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask !

  5. Jody Thornsberry says:

    Love and prayers for you all. Girls, my heart is breaking for you. God bless you!

  6. Akiesha Long says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. I dnt have words to make this easy. I just glad I was able to be there. Debbie was like a mom to me durning elementry school. She was always so funny and made us laugh as kids.Debbie RIP in Jesus arms!!! Crystal and Lisa and Bri and Sally I’m praying for healing to ur hearts and minds.

  7. Jennifer says:

    My CondoIences to the family, I loved my Aunt Debbie, she was the best person in the world,she would do anything in the world for anyone, she will be missed and in my heart and memories forever, it hurt me to find out she was gone, i love you Aunt Debbie and Thank you for EVERYTHING you did and gave me throughout my life I LOVE YOU!! R.I.P Aunt Deb!!!! I willl miss you …..keep Papaw and Randy in line up there lol

  8. JKennedy says:

    Please accept my condolences in your loss. Death is truly an enemy just as the Bible says, especially when we lose a loved one- 1 Corinthians 15:26. But we do have the promise of seeing our loved ones again in the resurrection- John 5:21,28,29. May you have comfort at this difficult time.

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