Alicia Cooper 1992 - 2010
Memorial for Alicia Lynn Cooper
Born in Dover, Ohio on Dec. 27, 1992
Departed on Jan. 3, 2010 and resided in
New Philadelphia, OH.
Visitation: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010
Service: Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010
Family Gathering: Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010
Cemetery: Sherrodsville Memory Gardens
Alicia Lynn Cooper, age 17, of New Philadelphia, received
her total healing on Sunday, January 3, 2010, in Cleveland
Clinic Children's Hospital, and now is resting in the arms
of Jesus. Alicia was recently diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia.
Born December 27, 1992, at Dover, Alicia is a daughter of James and Sandy Swiger Cooper of New
Alicia was home schooled and earned her diploma early in 2009. A young lady of many talents, she
earned an honorable mention in a Writer Digest Nationwide essay contest Alicia loved music, and
enjoyed playing the piano, drums, bass and recently taught herself to play acoustic guitar.
An annual trip to Alive Fest was a much anticipated highlight of the season. Her favorite musical
groups include Skillet and Rascall Flatts. Sports, especially hunting, driving, and following the Pittsburg
Steelers were also favorite pastimes.
Above all else, Alicia was a faithful servant of God. A member of the Christian Harbor Church at East
Sparta, she volunteered countless hours at the Christian Harbor Food Pantry. Even during her illness,
Alicia touched many lives through her illness.
Many people gave their hearts to God, found faith, mended relationships and a prayer group had been
formed in honor of her on Facebook with over 1, 300 members of the group page "I Am Praying For
In addition to her parents, Alicia is survived by her sister and best friend Breanna Cooper, of the home,
Marissa (Cory) Winkler of Sherrodsville, brothers; Mark (Kara) Cooper of Newcomerstown, Mike
(Jamie) Cooper of Dover.
She'll be sadly missed by her niece, Kyra and nephews; Blayne, Landyn and Gavin, paternal
grandparents; Jimmie and Ruth Cooper of Hephzibah, Georgia, maternal grandparents; Robert and
Betty Swiger of New Milton, WV.
Several aunts, uncles, cousins and her beloved pet dog, Koda, complete the family.
Alicia is preceded in death by a maternal great-grandmother, Myrtle Alice Jones.
Her family will receive friends Wednesday, January 6, from 2-4 and from 6-8 in the Linn-Hert-Geib
Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.
Pastors John Boggs and Dave Stamper will lead a celebration of Alicia's life Thursday morning at 10:30
in the funeral home's chapel.
Interment will follow in Sherrodsville Memory Gardens.
Following the committal service, family and friends will gather for a luncheon in the Geib Family
Center, adjacent to the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alicia Cooper Benefit Fund in care of
any Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union, or by mail at 119 Fillmore Avenue, Dover, OH 44622, or to the
American Red Cross, 1451, 4th Street NW, New Philadelphia OH, 44663, in gratitude for the blood
drive organized for the benefit of Alicia.
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