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Marietta Cooper Bigler

December 19, 1925 ~ December 19, 2020 (age 95)


Champaign – Marietta Cooper Bigler, 95, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 5:53pm.  A memorial service will be held at a later date due to Covid-19.  Marietta was born on December 19, 1925, the daughter of Bradford and Ella Cleo (Howell) Cooper.  She married Hal Edward Bigler on June 8, 1946. 

Marietta was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, son Thomas Bradford Bigler; and an infant son.  She is survived by sons Richard and Rodger Bigler; daughter-in-law Donna (Tom); 3 step-grandsons Duane, Dennis, and Donald; and 4 step-greatgrandchildren. 

Marietta was most proud of her piano teaching and many talented students over 50 years.  She was honored as a volunteer at Faith United Methodist Church.  She was a member of many choral and musical groups in the Champaign-Urbana area.  Memorial gifts may be directed to Faith United Methodist Church for music ministry.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Champaign, Illinois 710 N Neil St. Champaign, Illinois 61820.

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