Cooper Smallwood

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Cooper Ryan Smallwood, born February 28, 2022, in Maryville, IL, passed away Monday, February 28, 2022, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

During his short life, Cooper was loved so much by his family.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Walter and Angeline Schaefer and Linda Webster.

He is survived by his parents, Ryan and Taylor, nee Webster, Smallwood; his grandparents, Christopher and Angela Smallwood, and Letha and Paul Carlson; two aunts, Brittney (James) Murray and Rachel (Ryan) Phillips; great-grandparents, Janet and Larry Shelton and Edgar and Judith Smallwood; three cousins, Gavin, Lynkin, and Bria; and many other loving family members.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Private family services will be held.


8 Comments on Cooper Smallwood

LISA FLACH said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2022 at 4:26 PM

Deepest sympathy to your family as you go through this most difficult time. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • IL
Kim, Allie and Lilly said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2022 at 6:43 AM

Tay and Ryan, We love you both so much. You are wonderful parents and Cooper was loved deeply. We know he’s in heaven with Lulu and many other loved ones. We will continue to pray for you for peace and comfort.

  • Troy
  • Illinois
Walter F Schaefer Jr. said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2022 at 6:43 PM

I think this statement reflects my feelings. There are no right words to erase the pain you both feel. Please know I am thinking of both of you. I am praying for Cooper. Love Uncle Walt.

  • Cabool
  • MO
Jennifer and Brian Schrauth said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2022 at 12:24 PM

Taylor and Ryan, thinking of you and family and praying for your strength and comfort with time. You are such amazing parents to precious baby Cooper. Sending all of our love

  • Belleville
  • IL
Susy Rafalowski said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2022 at 8:41 PM

I am so terribly sorry. Kisses and hugs.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Stephanie Berry said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2022 at 7:51 PM

Cooper, I wish we could have met in person; so you know how much I love you little cousin. I will let you know my love through prayers. You are a special part of our family that we will all love forever. Taylor and Ryan, you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. You both are WONDERFUL parents. I pray the pain gets easier. Cooper can feel your love up in Heaven. I know my dad, his great-grandparents, and Aunt Lisa are all showing him lots of love and happiness. Aunt Angie and Uncle Chris, you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, as well. You both are AMAZING parents and grandparents. I know Cooper knows how much you both love him. I have your whole family in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Stephy

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Liz said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2022 at 9:54 AM

So very sorry for the loss of your sweet angel. Sending love. You’re all in my prayers.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Debbie Hawthorne said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2022 at 8:36 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • Fayetteville
  • Illinois

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