Eulala Cooley

CENTRALIA — Eulala Cooley, 91, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Centralia Manor.

She was born in Harrisburg, Illinois on September 5, 1929, to Oral Owen and Irene (Dann) Owen. On July 3, 1949, she married Bill Cooley and he survives in Centralia.

In addition to her husband of 71 years, she is also survived by her daughter, Sandy Gadel and husband Steve of Walnut Hill; two grandchildren, Jami Stone (Kelly) of Chicago and Cory Gadel (Fawn) of Westerville, Ohio; two great-grandchildren: Grand Gadel and Claire Gadel both of Westerville, Ohio; a brother, David Owen and wife June of South Chicago Heights; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Denzel Owen, Glendale Owen and Bill Owen, and a sister: Deloris Randant.

Eulala moved to Centralia in 1948 to begin a job with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, where she worked until her retirement.

Per Eulala wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a private family service will be held at a later date.

In honor of Eulala, memorial donations may be made to the Centralia Regional Library and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Cooley family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting and the Funeral Home Facebook page.