Helen Cooper, age 81, of Grove died August 21, 2010 in the Grand Lake Villa Nursing Home. 

The daughter of Arthur Houston Barnard and Alice Turnbow, she was born on November 16, 1928 in Bristow, Okla. 

Helen married James Cooper in September of 1977 in Miami, Okla.  They lived in Grove where she enjoyed gardening, flowers and keeping a beautiful home.

Surviving are her husband James Cooper; stepchildren, Jack Cooper and wife Carol, Bonnie Hicks and husband Wayne, and Kayleen Tuttle and husband J.W.;

nine step-grandchildren; and 17 step-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at the graveside in the Olympus Cemetery North at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 with Jim Hale officiating. 

The arrangements are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove, Okla. 

Online condolences may be sent to www.honoringmemories.com.