Anne M. Harter
August 14, 1965 - May 12, 2015
Birthplace: Ames, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 5/14/2015
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 5/15/2015
Red Oak Community High School

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Anne Margaret Harter, age 49, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at her residence. Anne was born August 14, 1965 in Ames, Iowa the daughter of Gary and Carolyn (Cole) Harter. She was raised in Villisca, Iowa where she attended school. She furthered her education at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. She started her teaching career at NWMSU. She was united in marriage to Shawn Cooper and three children were born to this union: George, Gilman, and Gus. Anne was a teacher at Villisca Schools and later ran the Villisca Review Newspaper. She returned to teaching at Clarinda Academy, Shenandoah Schools and currently Red Oak Community Schools. She attended church at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Anne enjoyed exercising, including Jazzercise and bike riding. She enjoyed traveling, traveling abroad, was an avid reader, and was known as "Mom" to many children.

Preceding her in death were her mother: Carolyn Gage and her beloved dog: Willie. Survivors include her companion: Mark Vermillion of Red Oak, Iowa; children: George Cooper of Omaha, NE; Gilman and Gus Cooper of Red Oak, Iowa; Tyler Vermillion and wife Maggie of Ft. Riley, KS; and Ashley Vermillion of Omaha, NE; father: Gary Harter and wife Eva of Corning, IA; sister: Leslie Harter of Wisconsin; nephew: Chase Ibanez of Red Oak, IA; Adriana Ibanez of San Jose, CA and Grace Larson of Wisconsin; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held 10 AM Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Red Oak Community High School Gymnasium. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-8 PM Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors or the Wabash Trace.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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