Beverly Jean Cooper, age 84, of Harlan, Iowa passed away April 16, 2019.

She was born May 2, 1934 in Mondamin, Iowa to the late John W. & Mary O. (Niles) Cooper.

She graduated from Mondamin High School and completed her Bachelor of Arts in English at Wayne State Teachers College in 1955.

She went on to earn a master’s degree in psychology and counseling at Kearney State College in 1968. She had a long career with the Nebraska Job Service in Hastings, Neb.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Harold; her oldest sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ada and Robert Barber; and nieces Glenda Barber and Mary Ruth Barber.

She is survived by sisters: Donna (Dale) Messenger and Myrna (Leroy) Cooper and by 15 nephews and nieces.

Visitation was Friday, May 24, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home with a memorial service beginning at 11 a.m.

Inurnment was later that afternoon in the Magnolia, Iowa cemetery. The family will direct memorials.