Charles Cooper New Virginia

Charles E. “Chuck” Cooper, 71, of New Virginia died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at his home in New Virginia.

Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., in Osceola with the Rev. Shane Simpson officiating. Visitation with family present was from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in New Virginia Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for a tribute to be decided later. Online condolences may be left at

Charles E. “Chuck” Cooper, son of Henry “Red” Cooper and Mildred Kellow Cooper, was born April 20, 1945, in Des Moines. Soon after high school, Chuck joined the United States Army and honorably served his country.

On Oct. 23, 1971, Chuck married Cynthia Ann Felton Cooper at New Virginia. He began working in the concrete construction trade where he operated his own business for a time and also worked for SPECK USA until his retirement.

Charles is survived by his children, Brian (Alyssa Halter) Cooper of New Virginia, Raquel “Rockie” (Bob) Lundy of Osceola, Tami (Donnie) Boutwell of Athens, Alabama, and Ricky (Jaque Harmon) Cooper of Indianola; grandchildren, Megan (Kyle Savage) Boutwell, Jaci Boutwell, Jessika (Manuel) Flores, Dilan Boutwell, Brandon (Rebecca) Lundy, Kelsi Lundy, Brooke Lundy, Jenna Lundy, Kaylee Cooper, Carson Cooper, Zoey Harmon, Annie Harmon and soon-to-be grandson Charlie Alan, due in August; eight great-grandchildren with another great-granddaughter due in May; brothers, Sonny (Mithes) Parker of Melcher, David (Fayetta) Cooper of Redfield, Bill (Rosie) Cooper of Melcher, Donnie (Jane) Cooper of Des Moines and Eddie Fleming; sisters, Jackie (Johnny) Vanderick of Williamson, Snooky (Mike) Mathes of Milo and Dianna Graham of Norwalk; sisters-in-law, Connie Felton of Indianola and Diana McDole of New Virginia; brother-in-law Merle Felton of New Virginia; mother-in-law Doris Jean Holm of Norwalk; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; wife Cynthia Ann Cooper; brothers, Johnny Cooper, Jimmy Cooper and Bryce Cooper and sisters, Rose Gruder, Pauline McCully, Joann Breese, Eloise Mullen and Ruby Flanders.