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“I just found out through my mother about Russ's passing. Unfortunately I don't know much about Russ because I didn't know him growing up, but based...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Christine Blackstad - Greenwood, IN

“I just found out today through my mother that Russ passed away. I didn't really know him growing up but it seems from the obituary that he was a good...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Christine Blackstad - Greenwood, IN

“My thoughts and prayers to the Cooley family ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Christine Blackstad - Greenwood, IN

“May you Rest in God's presence, and in Peace. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: David II Mayes - Indy, IN

“I have many memories of Rusty as kids growing up on Webster but more recently as "kids" dealing with parents with failing health. Whenever I'd be...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Burcham - Indianapolis, IN

“Cheers to the life of the party!! Cheers to the supportive caring uncle that you were to all us cousins. To an amazing, cheeky little brother to...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Gwynn Szoko (Lutzen) - Family

“Russ,We have so many wonderful memories of you and just can't believe you are gone. You were the most giving friend. I loved singing and laughing...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Leah Collier - Indianapolis, IN

“A wonderful, caring and thoughtful man that we will miss dearly. We live next door and he would drop what he was doing to help me with anything. A...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Kellie Smith - Indianapolis, IN

“On behalf of the entire Kanipe family let me express my deepest sympathy to the entire Cooley family. We all love Russ and have so many happy, funny...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Colleen Kanipe - Indianapolis, IN

“I am so very sorry for your loss. What a shock. Sending thoughts, prayers, big hugs and lots of love your way. Love you all, Traci ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Traci LeMay - Brazil, IN

“I'm so sorry for your loss ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: paul mchaney - lafayette, IN

“Russ, your quirky sense of humor and ability to make everyone around you feel happy and special was a gift. I liked you the minute I met you, and won...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: April Allford - Morristown, IN

“So very sorry for your loss. Russ ALWAYS brought a smile to my face. I know Randy and Pam (as well as all his family) will miss him. My thoughts and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda Stauch - Avon, IN - Friend

“R.I.P. Russ Going too miss u little Brother love you ❤ Rick ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Rick Cooley - Indianapolis, IN


Russ Guy Cooley, the son of Richard G. Cooley (1932) and Rosemary Straveler Cooley (1934-2004) was born on June 24th, 1964 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He peacefully passed away at home on October 31st, 2016. He attended Indianapolis Public Schools and graduated from Howe High School in 1982.
Russ was known for his sense of humor; he was the life of any party. No one who spent a couple minutes with Russell, walked away without a smile. Much like his parents, Russ loved gardening….He could grow anything, especially hot peppers. Making his famous jalapeno poppers, and sharing them with friends was one of his favorite things in life. He liked to camp, fish and golf, and he was good at all three! Maybe not golf, but he was a laugh a minute! You never knew what he'd pull out of his bag. Traveling with Russell was an experience, he truly loved to travel. He met and made friends wherever he went. Highlights included many trips to Gulf Shores, Alabama, various places in Florida, a visit to Germany in 2008 with close friends, and the Carolina's for a couple of weddings, where he left a lasting impression on everyone. He had an extensive knowledge of music, both past and present and shared that love with family and friends whenever the opportunity arose. Russ was caring and generous to everyone. He dedicated the last few years of his life, to looking after, and keeping his father company. He was a GOOD man and will be missed by everyone.
Russ was loved and will be dearly missed by his siblings; Roxanne, Randy (Pam), Rod and Rick. Known as Uncle Russ to Gwynn (Ben), Kyle, Jeremy (Lindsey), Craig (Angela), Josh (Joanna), Jonathan, Brian, Lauren and Aaron. Great Nieces and Nephew include Kendra, Erica and Cohen. He is survived by his Aunt Nelly, Aunt Josephine, Uncle Gene and many cousins.
Please join us for a Celebration of Russ' Life on Monday, November 14th. Open House from 5-8 PM at Post Road Community Center, located at 1313 S. Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46239 317.327.0143