Barbara and James Cooper

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. James “Jim” Cooper are celebrating 60 years of marriage with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at Shawnee United Methodist Church.

Cooper and the former Barbara “Babs” Schooley were married Sept. 8, 1956, in Lima, by Father Lawrence Devine.

They are the parents of three children, Cathy Cooper Freisthler, of Lima, Cheryl Cooper Pickens, of Daytona Beach, Florida, and Susan Cooper Sager, of Kalida. A son, Steven Cooper, is deceased. They have seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The Coopers are retired.
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