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Mrs. Maribeth Cooper, age 48, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. She was a graduate of Rockford High School. Maribeth was a faithful, courageous, talented, soft-spoken, tender-hearted, Christ-centered person who felt it was a blessing to work with special need children. She also worked with seniors as an in-home health care provider. Maribeth is survived by her loving husband, Timothy whom she married on July 4, 1986; children, Amanda Beth Postema, Amy Lynne (James) tenHaaf, and James Ivan Cooper; her grandchildren, Bethany, Ethan, Lillian, and Aubrey; mother, Mrs. Karen Postema; sister, Vicki (Chris) Latham; nephews, Thomas and Matthew; Tim's family, Richard E. Cooper, Sr. and his wife Joyce, Sharon Huntoon and her husband, Howard, Richard (Denise) Cooper, Jr. and their family, Melissa (Dennis) Burl and their family, and Thom Postema, father of Amanda and Amy. She was preceded in death by her father, James Stuthard, and step-father, Duane Postema.