Mrs. Cooley was born Nov. 14, 1944, in Beeville to Doris (Gilcrease) and Emmit Harding. She was a waitress and enjoyed doing puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Robert Schleig; and eight siblings.
Survivors include her sons, Gerald (Deana) Schleig and Michael (Venus) Wittner; a brother; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Sunday, March 30, at 1 p.m. at the Berclair Cemetery.
A graveside service followed at 2 o’clock with the family officiating.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home