Shirley V. Cooper


Shirley V. Cooper 86, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on June 4, 1930, she was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Flinton.

Shirley was a school bus driver for Shenendehowa Schools for over 20 years. She was one of the first women in NYS to be licensed to drive the large school bus.

Shirley enjoyed playing cards with the “Golden Girls” and in her younger years she liked to dance. Her greatest joy was her family and the time she spent with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert, her sister Mary McCarthy and her husband John, and brother Edward Flinton and his wife Elsie.

Shirley is survived by her children Gail Jones (Joe) of Mechanicville, Rick Cooper (Maureen) of Ballston Spa, Kevin Cooper (Nancy) of Ballston Spa, and Todd Cooper (Cindy) of Saratoga Springs; siblings Robert Flinton of Florida, Ralph Flinton of Saratoga Springs, Dorothy Cramer of Georgia, Veronica Ivers of Charlton, Rosemarie Flinton of Saratoga Springs, and John Flinton of Maryland; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, January 28 at Round Lake United Methodist Church, George Avenue, Round Lake. Burial will be in Dunning St Cemetery in the Spring. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 27 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to the Round Lake United Methodist Church.

Guest Book

Jane and John

Your mom has left and has left us with good memories.
You all are in our thoughts. With deepest sympathy.

Carol Mercier

My condolences on the loss of your mom. Your memories of her will help you through this time.

Maureen Shauket and Michael Pirone

I have such fond memories of Aunt Shirley. She was always so kind and loving to everyone.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love,
Maureen and Mike

Sue & Gary Lanahan

We're so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She was a lovely, sweet woman, and a fellow bus driver. Shirley was a wonderful friend of the Lanahan family and it was always a pleasure to see her! I'm sure she's cavorting with Marge and Gladys as we speak! Happy memories...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Cooper family.

Mike & Pam Flinton

Cousins Gail, Rick, Todd & Kevin,

Your mom was one of the nicest women to ever wear the title of "Aunt". We can honestly say she lived what she believed in, and practiced what she preached, though actions rather than preaching, were in her nature. Her positive attitude, love and service to the children of the Shenendehowa Schools , and friendships with relatives and neighbors will long be missed by all who knew her.

Bettie Uebrick Yager

Please accept my sincere sympathy at the loss of your Mother/grandmother. I only know Skip for the most part. I have known Shirley for many years. She was a lovely woman. May she RIP.

Nicky Brown

Sending prayers of strength and healing to the Cooper family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your memories.

Paul & Donna

Dear Gail, Rich, Todd and Kevin,
Donna & I are very sorry to hear of Aunt Shirley's passing. Please know our thoughts are with you.
Much love and support.

Paul & Donna

Birney Hrrrington

Thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends my sincere condolences.