ESR Shares the Passing of Wilmer Cooper

The ESR community is saddened to share the news of Wilmer Cooper's passing. Wilmer was one of the founders of ESR and the first dean of the seminary. He was 88 years old at the time of his death. His wife, Emily, (creator of the beautiful Peace quilt in the ESR Gathering area) died in 2005. Wil and Emily moved to Friends Fellowship Community in 1994. They had 4 children, Suzanne, Cathy, and Barbara, who live in Massachusetts, and Scott, who lives in Florida.

He will be dearly missed. Please hold his family and friends in God's light.

The family have decided to hold the memorial service on Saturday, December 6th at 1:00 p.m. at West Richmond Friends Meeting. Keith Esch and Josh Brown will be leading the service.

Wil asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Earlham School of Religion, 228 College Avenue, Richmond IN 47374, or to West Richmond Friends Meeting, 609 W. Main St., Richmond, IN 47374.