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Lillian B. Cooley, 94

Lillian Barbara Cooley, age 94, of Sartell, formerly of Kingston, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Country Manor Health Care Center, Sartell.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Jan. 31 at noon at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Al Stangl officiating. Music for the service will be provided by Frosty Schiefelbein, organist, and the St. Anne’s Choir. Burial will follow at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery.

Friends called from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. There will be additional visitation Monday, one hour prior to services at the church.

The pallbearers will be Joseph and Peter Cooley, Dominic and Andrea Verhey, Diane Collins, Pamela Sarbo, Lisa Murphy, and Joe Anderson. The honorary pallbearers will be Megan Cooley, Rebekah Schubert, and Chris Laumb.

The arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball. Obituary, Guestbook, video tribute and funeral Webcast online at dingmannfuneral.com.

Lillian was born Sept. 22, 1916, at Winona, to Peter and Anna (Briza) Anderson.

She married Arthur B. Cooley July 3, 1942, in Minneapolis, and he preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1996.

For 43 years, Lillian lived in the Kingston area, and from 1959-1982, operated Lillian’s Beauty Shop out of her home.

She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and Johnson-Kelly American Legion Post 483 Auxiliary, Kingston.

Lillian enjoyed cooking for family and friends, gardening, sewing, quilt making, and crocheting.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Betty and Dean Ailie of Dassel, Barbara and Jim Parks of Schaumburg, IL, David Cooley and Catherine DeMars of Shorewood, and Greg and Donna Cooley of Sartell; a brother, Tom (Helen) Anderson of Rochester, WA; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to her husband, Arthur, Lillian was preceded in death by a grandson, Jimmy Parks; sisters Louise Beardsley and Betty May Anderson; and brothers Charles, Harry, Robert, Fred, John, Ralph, Ray, Phillip, and Alfred Anderson.