Jeanette E. Cooper, 93, worked for RCA, avid volunteer, master seamstress, loved photography

By on December 23, 2014

Jeanette Elizabeth Cooper, 93, died at her residence at Moravian Manor Thursday Dec. 18, 2014.

She was born in Lancaster, daughter of W. Park and A. Elizabeth Fetter Norton. She was the wife of the late John C. Cooper for 59 years.

She graduated from McCaskey High School Class of 1939 and Millersville College Class of 1943 with a B.S. in intermediate education. She taught one year at the Bainbridge School and worked in the RCA chemical and physical lab for 12 years as an engineering technician. After which she was a homemaker.

As a volunteer she served the Cub Scouts, Brownies, Boy Scouts, school room-mother, Meals on Wheels, Bible School, church greeters, cookie baker and as secretary to the Warwick band.

Jeanette was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz where she served on the Archives Committee, Lititz Community Center, Lititz Historical Society, Lititz Library, Moravian Manor Lamp Lighters and the M.U. Alumni Association. She and her husband had been charter members of the Woodridge Pool.

Jeanette was a master seamstress, sewing all her life. Photography was her great love, taking her time to get the perfect shot. She photo journaled all the changes and new construction at Moravian Manor for 10 years. She also exhibited all her favorite photos in Moravian Manor.

Jeanette’s most treasured moments were with her three granddaughters, teaching them all of her hobbies. Her hobbies included sewing, photography, travel, hiking, camping, gardening, bird watching, reading and bridge.

Her survivors are daughter: Janice C. (Thomas Risser); and her three granddaughters: Lorelei, Jade, and Savanna Risser; three step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister: Virginia McCrabb of Wyomissing; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by son: Daniel J. Cooper; brother: William P. Norton; and grandson: Trey H. Risser.

A life celebration was held Dec. 21 at Moravian Manor Steinman Hall, Lititz. Interment will be at Machpelah Cemetery, Lititz, privately at convenience of family.

If desired, memorial gifts may be sent to Lititz Rec Center, 301 Maple Street, Lititz, PA 17543 or to your charity of choice.

Spacht’s Funeral Home of Lititz is in charge of arrangements. To offer an online condolence, visit

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