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Allyson M. Cooper

December 18, 1948 — June 1, 2024

CINCINNATI

Allyson M. Cooper

Allyson Marie (nee Strobl) Cooper, age 75, passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2024, in Prospect, KY.  She will be missed by many who knew her beautiful smile, infectious laugh, along with her genuine interest in caring for others, that drew people to her.

Allyson was a loving mother to her children Eric (Becki) Wessel, Amanda DeMarco, and Erin (Kevin) Olthaus.  She was an adoring grandmother, affectionately known as “Nina” to Kerrigan and Madelyn Wessel, “Granny” to Ava and Mia DeMarco, and “Gigi” to Michael and Kyla Olthaus. 

Allyson is survived by her devoted husband of 23 years, Tommy Cooper, sister Marian (Tom) Pero, brother Chris Strobl, and sister-in-law Laura Strobl.  Allyson’s extended family includes numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, second cousins and more.  She was preceded in death by her parents, along with her brothers Tony and Ric Strobl.

Allyson was born on December 18, 1948, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Daphne (nee Gallant) and Jerome Strobl. As the oldest of 5 children, Allyson took her role in the family seriously, always looking after her younger siblings.  Allyson attended St. Ann’s in Groesbeck for grade school where she enjoyed helping at the convent and working at the annual festival.  She graduated from McAuley High School in 1967 and continued to stay close with a tight group of friends much of her life. 

A faithful Catholic as an adult, Allyson was active in St. Dominic parish in Delhi where her kids attended grade school.  She was part of the PTA and also taught aerobics/ jazzercise.  Allyson later worked at the MidWest EyeCenter in Colerain before moving to Prospect, KY in 2001. Allyson attended mass weekly at St. Bernadette Church in Prospect and took time to light candles for those she felt needed support.

Allyson is fondly remembered for her acts of kindness and her caring nature.  She enjoyed sending cards and thoughtful gifts for all occasions. For her condo complex in Harrods Creek, she created and led a “Sharing & Caring” committee focused on welcoming new residents, recognizing celebrations, helping with illnesses (including making her chicken noodle soup), and sending condolences.  Allyson (aka “Fancy”) was stylish, creative, and crafty.  She enjoyed dressing up for any occasion and always looked fantastic for the Kentucky Derby.  Allyson had a flare for design and would often make decorations for her own home as well as for family and friends.  She created a beautiful backyard garden which she tended to daily, and proudly shared pictures of her seasonal blooms.  She loved dogs, had many throughout her life, and would carry treats to give out on daily walks through the neighborhood.

Allyson was known for her generosity, loved to entertain, and hosted wonderful parties.  Everyone was welcome in her home.  She created several holiday traditions with her grandchildren.  For Halloween, one of her favorite holidays, Allyson hosted an annual ladies luncheon – costumes required!  Allyson and Tommy also enjoyed spending time on their houseboat with friends, including taking trips to Cincinnati and watching Jimmy Buffet concerts on the water at Riverbend Music Center.


Catholic services will be held Friday, June 14, 2024, at St. Antoninus Church, 1500 Linneman Rd, Cincinnati.  Visitation will begin at 9:30am with Mass starting promptly at 10:30am.

 A celebration of Allyson’s life in Louisville will be scheduled for a later date.

If you would like to remember Allyson in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a local Humane Society/animal rescue, supportingheroes.org, or Knights of Columbus 4417 River Rd. Louisville, KY 40222.


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