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Kimberly Ann "Kym" Nagle Cooper, 37

Kym Cooper, 1968-2006

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Kimberly Ann "Kym" Nagle Cooper, 37, of Columbia passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at her home after a long battle with Lyme disease.

Cooper Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at Memorial Funeral Home with Adam Boster officiating. Kym was born Aug. 2, 1968, to Steve and Susan Telin Nagle at Fort Leonard Wood. Survivors include her mother, Susan Cooper, and stepfather, Gary, of Columbia; her father, Steve Nagle, and stepmother, Robyn, of St. Louis; three sisters, Steffany Boster and her husband, Adam, of Columbia, Margaret Nagle of St. Louis and Alecia Nagle of Redlands, Calif.; one brother, Robert Nagle of St. Louis; and four nieces and nephews, Jace, McKayley, Faith and Lukas Lee Boster. Kym is remembered for her love of family, music, dancing and the great Missouri outdoors. In her childhood she studied gymnastics, which grew into a lifelong love of modern dance. She was an accomplished swimmer and especially enjoyed her many visits to Finger Lake State Park and Rock Bridge State Park. Last summer, Kym rescued a small boy from drowning in a backyard pool. Before contracting Lyme disease, she served as a licensed practical nurse and is remembered for her kind heart and special skills as activities director working with senior citizens at Fayette Nursing Home. Family is recommending donations be made to the National Lyme Disease Association Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, through the associationís Web site, www.lymediseaseassociation.org, or directly to the Lyme Disease Association Inc., P.O. Box 1438, Jackson, N.J., 08527.