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One of Missouri's oldest residents dies

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) - One of the oldest residents of Missouri has died at age 110.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ada "Irene" Cooper of Jefferson County died Saturday, according to an obituary from Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.

The Post-Dispatch wrote a story in 2007 on Ada Cooper and her sister, Hazel Reeder. At the time, Mrs. Cooper was 105 and Ms. Reeder was 102. She died at age 104.

The sisters grew up on a farm in Ste. Genevieve County and attended a one-room schoolhouse.

Mrs. Cooper was married to her husband, Wendell, for 67 years before he died in 1992, at age 100.

Mrs. Cooper's funeral is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Vinyard Funeral Home.

 

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