Josephine "Sis" (Cooper) Artis

September 5, 1934 ~ February 27, 2022 (age 87)



            Josephine “Sis” Artis, 87, of London died Sunday, February 27, 2022.

            Born September 5, 1934, in Columbus, she was a daughter of Arzella (Wilson) and Clarence Cooper, Sr.

            A member and Spiritual Mother of the Bethesda Apostolic Church of Urbana; she was an avid bowler, loved softball and dancing and was active with Madison County Relay for Life.

            Survivors include her children Connie Whitelow, Lynn (Marshall) Allen, Wilfred “Bunk” (Angie) Artis, Jr. and Troy (Jennifer) Artis; 14 grandchildren, a host of great and great-great grandchildren; brothers and sister Raymond (Sandy) Cooper, Clarence Cooper, Jr., Larry (Cheryl) Cooper and Renee Willis; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Melvin (Linda) (Artis) Armstrong and sisters-in-law: Barbara Cooper, Flora Artis and Juanita Artis.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wilfred “Bunk” Artis, Sr. and siblings Curtis Cooper, Bobby Cooper, Dean Cooper, Elizabeth Jackson, Deloris Frye, Vivian Price and Rozella Cooper.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Thursday, March 3, 2022, in the Fountain of Truth Ministries, 135 Maple St., London, with Bishop Gregory Irvin and Pastor Tyrone Artis officiating. Interment will follow in Deercreek Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 11 Am until time of services.

            Memorials in Josephine’s name may be made to either the National Kidney Foundation at or St. Judes at

            The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to


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March 3, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Fountain of Truth Ministries (Maple St, London)

Funeral Service
March 3, 2022

1:00 PM
Fountain of Truth Ministries (Maple St, London)

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