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Beatrice A. ‘Bea’ Cooper

Beatrice A. “Bea” Cooper, 79, a resident of Montgomery, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at her residence. Born Saturday, July 19, 1941 in Milton, Northumberland Co., Pa., she was a daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Neitz) Younger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Cooper.

Bea was a 1959 graduate of Montgomery/Clinton High School. She was employed as a secretary by the former Montgomery Mills.

She was a member of Clinton Baptist Church and a social member of Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery where she was also a member of the ladies auxiliary.

Bea is survived by three stepsons, Rusty Cooper, Barry Cooper, and Kelly Cooper. She is also survived by five siblings, June Snyder of Montgomery; Fred and wife Rita Younger of Montgomery; Robert and wife Ruth Younger of Watsontown; Sharon Younger of Montgomery; Kathy Munson of Williamsport; and 11 nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Younger.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. from Clinton Baptist Church, 60 Warren St., Montgomery, with David Jacobs, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clinton Baptist Church. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence. Those attending should follow CDC guidelines by maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.