Steve Cooley

July 10, 1957 ‒ November 14, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

Steven Wayne Cooley passed away early Wednesday morning, November 14, 2018 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a sudden illness at the age of 61.

Steve was born July 10, 1957 in Mansfield to parents Thomas Lee & Marveleen May (Oswalt) Cooley. He married his true love, Betty Cooley, on March 5, 1994. Steve was self-employed as a painter and previously worked for Enman Stamping.

In spare time, he took pleasure in fishing, camping, and hunting for mushrooms. He was a one-of-a-kind person who was outgoing and a jokster. Full of talent, Steve built intricate matchstick boats and enjoyed adult coloring books. But above all, Steve cherished spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Betty Cooley of Mansfield; four children: Amber Craig of Mansfield, Tabitha Miller of Marion, Steven Ray Cooley of Mansfield, Shanna (Francisco) Rascon of Cleveland; a step-daughter Amanda Bishop of Mansfield; nine grandchildren: Jazlynn, Olivia, Mason, Gabrial, Evan, Maygan, Bella, Ricky, and Sensation; step-grandson Ian Bishop; sister Patricia (Wayne) Ousley; brother Thomas Lee Cooley, Jr. (Peggy); two friends who were like brothers John Perry and David Perry; his beloved dogs Toke and Fat Daddy; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his daughter Ashlee Stull, and siblings Janet Kovach and Timothy Paul Cooley.

The Cooley family will receive friends 4-7pm Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home (350 Marion Ave in Mansfield). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Betty Cooley (or Snyder Funeral Homes) to help with expenses.

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