Stacey A. Cooper

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Stacey Ann Cooper, nee Belz, 46, of Millstadt, IL, born September 26, 1972, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, January 19, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Stacey was the co-founder of MAC Medical, Inc., in Belleville, IL. She was a devout catholic and supporter of St. Jude.  She had a loving, kind, charismatic personality, and a smile that would light up a room.  Stacey was a very selfless person who always put others first. She adored children and was very adventurous.  Stacey will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Belz; her paternal grandparents, Edward and Norma Belz; her maternal grandfather, John Barger; and her father-in-law, Dennis Cooper, Sr.

Surviving are her husband of 23 years, Dennis Cooper, Jr., whom she married on October 14, 1995;
a daughter, McKenzie Cooper;
a son, Jacob Cooper;
her parents, Beverly, nee Barger, Burklow and John Burklow;
two sisters, Kelly Burklow and Charlotte Burklow;
a brother, John (Andria) Burklow;
her maternal grandmother, Charlotte Barger;
a brother-in-law, John (Cate) Cooper;
a sister-in-law, Stacy (Erick) Crabtree;
her mother-in-law, Cynthia Cooper;
and numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Adiela for the loving and compassionate care given to Stacey.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A funeral procession will leave at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from the funeral home for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee and Fr. Clyde Grogan concelebrating.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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35 Comments on Stacey A. Cooper

XPO Family and Warren Beem said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Denny and family, Our deepest sympathies for the loss of such an amazing person who fought the good fight for so long.

  • Wentzville
  • Mo
Mr. Bob Flake said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2019 at 5:08 PM

To Jake and the entire Cooper Family, Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Fedex Family and Rachel Rendine said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2019 at 3:53 PM

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. Our most sincere condolences.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Ned Lane said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2019 at 10:32 PM

Dennis and family, my deepest sympathy and condolences for the losses your family has experienced. My prayers our with you.

  • Columbia
  • IL
Chris Godfrey said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2019 at 1:04 PM

Dennis and Family, words simply cannot express how saddened I am by Stacey's passing. She was always smiling and so gracious. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  • Warwick
  • Rhode Island
Sandra Brown(caseys) said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2019 at 9:11 PM

Dennis I am so very sorry for your loss, just remember angles surround us and she will always be around you and your family.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Libby Johnson said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2019 at 8:22 PM

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Cooper family and the entire Mac Medical team. We pray the Lord give you all strength, peace and courage in the days ahead. God Bless, Marty and Libby Johnson

  • Canton
  • GA
Geri Willenborg Reeves said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2019 at 4:39 PM

Bev and Cooper Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I hope you can find peace knowing she will always be watching over you. What a wonderful guardian angel you all have now! Hugs!

  • Collierville
  • TN
Tanaya said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2019 at 2:40 PM

My deepest condolences to Kelly Burklow her children and family(her brother in law,and niece and nephew).prayers going up🙏🏽

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kevin Boewe said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2019 at 1:23 PM

Dennis - you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Stacey was wonderful, and I wish only the best for you and your family.

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Katie Flynn said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 11:29 PM

To Dennis, all of Stacey’s family and everyone at Mac we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Stacey was a joy to know and work with.

  • Toronto
  • Ontario
Walt Latinette said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 7:43 PM

Ah, such a loss to the Coopers and us all. Such a positive, lovely person and she is gone so young, but after a long fight. My regards to you and family, she is now up above smiling upon us all.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Greg Karleskint said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 7:11 PM

Dennis introduced me to Stacey a little over 20 years ago. After meeting Stacey I knew why Dennis had her as his wife and partner in life. She had such an outgoing personality and was positive about everything in life. Her heart was always with the family first and then business. Stacey you will surely be missed but not forgotten. The great memories you have created over the years will live on forever. You were taken way too soon but I know you will be well taken care of where you are now. Greg & Donna

  • Sanford
  • Fl
KC Meleski said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 7:05 PM

Dennis, I was so saddened to hear about Stacey. I hope you and your family are doing OK. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Stacey had the greatest smile and was always such a pleasure to be around. KC

  • East Greenwich
  • RI
Steve Grohne said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Denny, McKenzie & Jacob, I was truly saddened to hear of Stacey's passing. She was always so friendly and welcoming to me when I would be able to attend Maddie's volleyball games and other events. I am also sorry to hear about your father/grandfather's passing. Prayers for peace and understanding to you all during this difficult time.

  • Decatur
  • IL
Rob Cedillo said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 6:02 PM

My thoughts go out to you during this difficult time of loss

  • Orange
  • CA
Drew Crask said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Dennis, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May you all be surrounded by love during this difficult time.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Mike Abbott said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Dennis, I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. God Bless.

  • Stoneham
  • Massachusetts
Keith Olson said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 2:16 PM

Dennis, So Sorry For your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Warwick
  • RI
Tara Cunningham said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 1:09 PM

You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Wishing you strength and peace. My sincerest condolences.

  • Charelstown
  • RI
The Rosenkranz Family said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 4:48 AM

You endured more than should be asked of anyone, and never lost that beautiful smile. You fought this battle with dignity and grace, and through it all, you were the one always giving joy and comfort even though, you were most deserving. Real hero’s become angels. 👼 I will miss you.... your smile, your enormous heart, and your humble, genuine love of life. I have always believed that everyone comes into your life for a reason. Our friendship was a gift, and I am a better person because of it.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Aunt Jeanne & Uncle Art said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 3:30 AM

Denny, McKenzie, Jake, & Bev, we send our sympathy & love. Stacey will be in our hearts forever. Her smiles brought us joy. Hugs!

  • Naples
  • FL
Jeanne & Art Willenborg said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 2:48 AM

Denny, McKenzie, Jake & Bev, we send our sympathy & love to each of you. Stacey will always be in our hearts. Hugs from Aunt Jeanne & Uncle Art

  • Effinham
  • IL
Julia Belz and Hunter Brickey said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 1:42 AM

Cooper Family, I cannot begin to express how sorry we are for your loss. Our hearts will be with you at the memorial, I wish we could attend. We have made a donation in Stacey's name to St. Jude. Love you so much.

  • Kissimmee
  • Florida
kate Demay said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 10:12 PM

To the Barger and Cooper families, words cannot express how sad Paul and I are at your loss. She was and remains a shining light. Love you all, Kate and Paul Demay

  • lebanon
  • IL
Mark and Jan Paul said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 6:35 PM

Denny, McKenzie, and Jake we are so sorry for your loss. Stacey was a pretty woman, and a sweetheart. May the Lord be with you to comfort you in these hard days. We love you.

  • Oskaloosa
  • Kansas
Shannon Trahan said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 6:05 PM

Sending prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • League City
  • Texas
Mary Ann "Waldron" Bogner said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 5:15 PM

My deepest sympathy to all of you She was such a fighter. She is now at peace and no more suffering. Prayers for you all.

  • Frederick
  • Colorado
Steven Sterkenburg said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 4:39 PM

Dennis-McKenzie-Jacob, I met Stacey while visiting MAC Medical. It was immediately evident through her infectious smile that she loved what she was doing. But as much as she loved MAC Medical she was most proud of McKenzie and Jacob, she really lit up when she spoke of the two of you. My sincere and deepest sympathy and may God provide each of you a special dose of his love.

  • Grand Rapids
  • Michigan
Carol Riley said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 4:34 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. Stacey was a courageous warrior who fought her battle with cancer with dignity, grace and preservance. She will never be forgot. The heavens have received a new angel. Sending hugs love and prayers to all of you

  • St. Louis
  • Mo
Colleen Jones said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 4:27 PM

John Burklow and Family— Blessings to you and your loved ones at this time. —Colleen and Your Boeing Friends

  • Swansea
  • IL
Jerry Jenkins said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 3:06 PM

So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers with you and your family

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Joe Higlen said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 3:05 PM

John Burklow/family/friends, Our dearest sympathy for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember all the good memories you had with her, as those will last forever. Sincerely, IAFF I-66, Boeing Fire brothers and sisters

  • Ofallon
  • MO
Clayton and Renee Dickerson said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 6:32 AM

Denny and family, we are so sorry for your losses. Sending our prayers, love and hugs. Clayton and Renee

  • Glen Allen
  • Missouri
Christine Binns Nunnally said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 3:35 AM

To the family of my dearest friend, Stacey...My deepest condolences, I know how very large the void you are experiencing and pray that God fills it with strength, understanding and peace. Know this, even those of us that, just called her friend, loved her as family and are grateful to have had the opportunity to do so. God bless. Xo

  • Belleville
  • Il

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