Tahlequah Daily Press


April 23, 2014

Estelle “Humbug” Cooper

TAHLEQUAH — Funeral Services for Estelle “Humbug” Cooper will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Hart Funeral Chapel with Brother Charlie Levi officiating. Interment will follow in the Holland Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home. Sign the online guestbook at www.hartfuneralhome.net.

Estelle “Humbug” Cooper, the daughter of William and Madeline (Adkisson) Triplett, was born Oct. 19, 1936, in Claremore and departed this life on Sunday, April 20, in Claremore at the age of 77 years, six months and one day.

Estelle was an employee for the Cherokee Nation for over 34 years and held many different positions throughout those years. She enjoyed life and loved searching for bargains at garage sales and thrift stores. She enjoyed going to flea markets and looking at everything they had. She enjoyed camping and sewing and when her children were young she often made their clothes. Estelle enjoyed the time she spent with her family most of all. She touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and father of her children, Virgil Griggs; her husband, Johnny Cooper; her sisters, Billie Sue Ferguson and Wynona Henshaw; and brothers, John Everett Triplett and Edward Triplett.

She is survived by a loving family which includes her children, Sherry Griggs-McKinness and husband Jack of Springdale, Ark., Keith Griggs and wife Renae of Fort Gibson, and Susan Michelle Griggs-Rayon and husband Wes of Claremore; her sisters, Sally Foster of Bristow and Mary Rogers of Hulbert; her brother, Sam Triplett of Tahlequah; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive her.

Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, (918) 456-8823.

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