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Cleo Beth Cooper
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 22, 2014

Cleo Beth Cooper of Llano, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the age of 69.

She was born on June 28, 1944, in Brady, Texas, to Clarence and Mildred (Bankston) Schuessler. Cleo was a resident of Llano since 1962 coming from Mason, Texas.

She married Tommy Lee Cooper on December 11, 1961, in Mason, Texas. Cleo and Tommy started Coopers BBQ at Fuzzie’s corner and then moved to their current location in Llano in 1962. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Llano.

Cleo is preceded in death by husband Tommy Cooper in 1979 and her parents.

Survivors include sons Barry Cooper and Terry Cooper, sisters Corilla Kay Leifeste of Llano, Texas and Linda McFarland and husband Dan of Mason, Texas. She is also survived by one granddaughter.

A graveside service was held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. at the Llano City Cemetery with Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Llano or the Charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano, Texas. E-mail condolences may be sent to

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