Myra Marie Hooper, 88, of Cowden passed away at 10:39 p.m. Friday (July 30, 2010) in St. Anthonyís Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in the First Christian Church of Cowden with Rev. Darrell Hinkle and Rev. Tim Boyd officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Arrangements are by Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Cowden or the donorís choice.

She was born May 17, 1922 in Mason the daughter of Fred and Maude (Culley) Stein. She married Paul D. Hooper, December 15, 1940 in Cowden and he preceded here in death, January 3, 1996.

She leaves 4 children, Barbara Davis (George), Ethel Gordon and David Hooper (Tina) all of Cowden and Peggy Hinton (John) of Herrick; brother, Frederick Stein of Effingham; sister, Aleda Milleville of Altamont; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 brother, 3 sisters, 2 grandchildren and son-in-law, Dale Gordon.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Cowden. She loved planting garden, pulling weeds, piecing quilts and visiting with family and friends.