Nina Ruth Cooper, 85, of Versailles, widow of William H. Cooper, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Born Oct. 29, 1931, in Caneyville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Clarence Embry and Ruth Day Embry. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, and worked as a nursery school teacher at Shivley Heights Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Jerry (Mindy) Cooper, Versailles; three siblings, Margie (A.D.) Cummings, Tennessee, Janice Ballinger, Louisville, and Norman (Paula) Embry, Florida; two grandchildren, Wes (Morgan) Cooper and Bryce (Holly) Cooper; two great-grandchildren, Emersen and Owen Cooper, and was excitedly awaiting the third great-grandchild in May. Nina is also survived by her dearly loved neighbors and friends.
Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 7, at New Hope Baptist Church by the Rev Rick Ralston and the Rev. Chris Harper. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Wes Cooper, Bryce Cooper, Bob Cooper, A.D. Cummings, David Ballinger, and Chris Harper. Honorary bearer was Jim Cawby. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, for the Hospice Care Center at St Joseph Hospital, or Lexington Rescue Mission. (Paid obituary)