Christina Faye Cooper, 77, of Runnells passed away on January 19, 2022. A funeral service for Chris will be held at 11:30am on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. A visitation will begin at 10:00am prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Swan Cemetery.\r\nChris was born June 21, 1944 in Swan, Iowa to Forrest and Viola (McNeeley) Calhoun. She married Richard Cooper on August 29, 1968. She was a homemaker for the majority of the time her children were growing up but was also an employee of Casey's General Store for 25 years, working at various locations and enjoyed interacting with her co-workers and guests. Chris was a wonderful Mom to her children and extended family and enjoyed spending time with her family and beloved pets.\r\nChris is survived by her children, Robert (David Eveleth) Cooper of Des Moines, Mark (Kim) Cooper of Runnells and Richard Jr. (Michelle) Cooper of Newton; a brother, Harold (Barbara) Calhoun of Runnells; sister-in-law, Cheryl Calhoun; 2 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and her cherished extended family from Runnells, the Goldsberrys. \r\nChris was preceded in death by her parents; step father, Gene Crook; husband, Richard, and brothers, Leslie Calhoun, Daryl Crook and Arthur Crook.\r\nIn lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Chris's name to the Animal Rescue League.