Cleo Beth Cooper of Llano, Texas passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the age of 69. She was born on June 28, 1944 in Brady to Clarence and Mildred (Bankston) Schuessler. Cleo was a resident of Llano since 1962 coming from Mason. She married Tommy Lee Cooper on Dec. 11, 1961 in Mason. Cleo and Tommy started Cooper’s BBQ at Fuzzy’s Corner and then moved to their current location in Llano in 1962. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Llano. Cleo is preceded in death by husband, Tommy Cooper in 1979 and her parents. Survivors include sons Barry Cooper and Terry Cooper, sisters Corilla Kay Leifeste of Llano, Texas and Linda McFarland and husband Dan of Mason, Texas. She is also survived by one granddaughter. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Llano City Cemetery with Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Llano or the Charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. in Llano. E-mail condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.