About Cooper-Bumpus Insurance Agency

Cooper-Bumpus Insurance Agency Staff

Local Insurance Agency in Charleston IL

The Cooper Insurance Agency was founded on January 2, 1980. David Cooper started in the insurance business 1969, and in 1980 established the David Cooper Insurance Agency. Lori Bumpus joined the agency in 1987. Then on January 1, 2005 Lori purchased the company and renamed it the Cooper-Bumpus Insurance Agency.

Our entire team keeps up to date with any changes occurring in the world of insurance coverage, to ensure we lead our clients down the right path. We have the knowledge and solutions needed to get you on the right track. The agency provides outstanding services in auto, home, life, health, business and annuity products. Our goal is to provide the best service and most competitive products to our clients.

It is our commitment to our policyholders that has allowed us to become a trusted and capable insurance agency. For more information or to discuss any of your insurance needs, contact us today so we can help. We look forward to hearing from you!



Lori Bumpus

Where are you from:

I am 100% Charleston, Illinois, born and raised!!

Insurance Background:

I joined the cooper Agency in 2002 and shortly after I became licensed in property/casualty and life/health. In 2005 the Cooper Agency became the Cooper-Bumpus Insurance Agency but regardless of the name, this agency has always been my insurance home. I can’t imagine myself being anywhere else!

Family:

We should call it “FULL HOUSE”! Our family includes my two adult daughters who are both college students studying different areas of the medical field, my pre-school aged son, as well as a stepson and daughter who are both under the age of 10. We are definitely a full house. Have Mercy!

Hobbies:

From early spring to late fall you will find me every weekend scouring rummage sales, backyard sales, and flea markets for the ultimate bargain find—it may border on an obsession but is also a time that I spend with my mother and my girls so that makes it family time as well. I’m not sure if this qualifies as a hobby or an interest or just plain being a fanatic—my DVR has a permanent setting for Sunday evenings 8:00, The Walking Dead, ……..If you want to talk to me, don’t call between 8-9 on Sunday evenings, it’s going straight to voice mail!

Interests:

80’s Metal Music: Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses! Today’s kids have no idea what they missed. Will be attending my second Dep Leppard concert this coming summer and I can’t wait!

Random Fact About You That Most People Don’t Know:

I have read the complete Twilight series; not once, not twice, not three—count them FOUR TIMES! And I would read the books again if I had time.

Your Favorite Place to Vacation/or Somewhere You Have Always Dreamed of Going:

As a child I traveled to Texas every summer with my grandmother and I always looked forward to those trips, I cherish those memories. As an adult, my dream would be an Italian vacation.



Brittany Campbell

Where are you from:

I have lived in three different states: my youth was spent growing up in Windsor, Illinois, but I have also lived in Tucson, Arizona; West Grove, Pennsylvania, and now back to Charleston, Illinois. I can’t seem to leave these brutal Midwestern winters, the keep calling me to return—NOT!

Insurance Background:

One of my biggest professional accomplishments has been earning my insurance license in property/casualty in 2014 when I first began my insurance career here at Cooper-Bumpus.

Family:

I am the proud mother of two beautiful ginger baby girls. The oldest is 2 years and the youngest is two months. They are a handful, but they are so much fun and are my whole world!

Hobbies:

If I had a day off to indulge my hobbies what would that day look like? I would get up and to the gym for a good workout, stop at Starbucks for my favorite caffeinated beverage to sip as I take a long bubble bath—uninterrupted (that’s pure fantasy) before heading out to scour local shops for the cutest outfits for my little ginger princesses. My day would end with a marathon of my favorite tv show—Chopped!

Interests:

Baseball, Cubs Baseball, 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs Baseball! And if I can cook up a new recipe to munch on while watching my cubbies then all the better! The only thing that I might give up watching a game for is hunting morel mushrooms in the early spring.

Random Fact About You That Most People Don’t Know:

I am a thrill seeker—my top two thrill-seeking adventures are bungee jumping (what a rush) and racing stock cars (total adrenaline overdose)! Bring on the thrills and chills and I am happy!.

Your Favorite Place to Vacation/or Somewhere You Have Always Dreamed of Going:

Any place that has white sandy beaches, blue skies, palm trees, ice cold drinks n tall cool glasses, clear blue waters, and endless sunny days—that’s my dream vacations, with St Johns Island being at the top of that list.



Paula Gast

Where are you from:

Illinois is, has, and always will be my home—Small Town America!

Insurance Background:

My insurance career began in 2015 when I was hired at Cooper-Bumpus Insurance Agency. It was later that year that I became a licensed insurance agent.

Family:

My husband and I have raised two adult daughters and are parents to a black lab, a German Shepperd and one lone cat.

Hobbies:

I’m not sure if this counts as a hobby or an obsession—for the past 9 years I have coached the Cumberland High School dance team; counting tryouts, fundraising, practices and performances; coaching dance is a year-round commitment!

Interests:

The 11-time World Series Baseball Champion St Louis Cardinals—take me out the ballgame, buy some peanuts and cracker jacks, I guarantee I may never want to come back!

Random Fact About You That Most People Don’t Know:

During my senior year of high school, I eloped to marry my high school sweetheart—31 years later and we are still going strong. If you aren’t careful I will capture your knight, I am an avid chess player.

Your Favorite Place to Vacation/or Somewhere You Have Always Dreamed of Going:

We love to take Disney cruises where you can always be young at heart!



Shannon Craft

Where are you from:

I am 100% Charleston, Illinois, born and raised!!

Insurance Background:

I joined the cooper Agency in 2002 and shortly after I became licensed in property/casualty and life/health. In 2005 the Cooper Agency became the Cooper-Bumpus Insurance Agency but regardless of the name, this agency has always been my insurance home. I can’t imagine myself being anywhere else!

Family:

We should call it “FULL HOUSE”! Our family includes my two adult daughters who are both college students studying different areas of the medical field, my pre-school aged son, as well as a stepson and daughter who are both under the age of 10. We are definitely a full house. Have Mercy!

Hobbies:

From early spring to late fall you will find me every weekend scouring rummage sales, backyard sales, and flea markets for the ultimate bargain find—it may border on an obsession but is also a time that I spend with my mother and my girls so that makes it family time as well. I’m not sure if this qualifies as a hobby or an interest or just plain being a fanatic—my DVR has a permanent setting for Sunday evenings 8:00, The Walking Dead, ……..If you want to talk to me, don’t call between 8-9 on Sunday evenings, it’s going straight to voice mail!

Interests:

80’s Metal Music: Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses! Today’s kids have no idea what they missed. Will be attending my second Def Leppard concert this coming summer and I can’t wait!

Random Fact About You That Most People Don’t Know:

I have read the complete Twilight series; not once, not twice, not three—count them FOUR TIMES! And I would read the books again if I had time.

Your Favorite Place to Vacation/or Somewhere You Have Always Dreamed of Going:

As a child I traveled to Texas every summer with my grandmother and I always looked forward to those trips, I cherish those memories. As an adult, my dream would be an Italian vacation.



Jeanette Clark

Where are you from:

I was born and raised in Illinois and never lived outside of the Illinois borders. My family moved to Coles County in 2003 from the Peoria area.

Insurance Background:

My first career was teaching at the post-secondary level. When I retired from education and moved to Charleston, I started working at Cooper-Bumpus and became a licensed agent.

Family:

My husband and I have two adult children who both live out of state along with our 5 grandchildren, including a set of 4-year-old twins.

Hobbies:

Preserving family memories thru scrapbooking is my passion, it allows me to be creative and at the same time provide a family history of events and stories for future generations long after I am gone.

Interests:

Anyone who knows me will tell you the same thing—“She is fanatical about Fighting Illini sports”. My husband and I have had football season tickets for 40 years, basketball not quite as long due to logistics of traveling from where we previously lived, but we currently stand at 16 years. We consider ourselves to be master tailgaters and our family rule is: No engagements, weddings, or babies from September 1 to March 31! GO ILLINI!

Random Fact About You That Most People Don’t Know:

For about 13 years I was the head scout for our local high school football team. I never saw our team play but I could tell you everything you needed to know about our upcoming opponents. To this day I can diagram a play from scrimmage as well as anyone (hint hint Love Smith) During state playoffs, coaches from several surrounding schools would offer to pay me to prepare scouting reports for them on possible opponents.

Your Favorite Place to Vacation/or Somewhere You Have Always Dreamed of Going:

We like to travel, picking one place as my favorite is difficult. I visit Disney World regularly with my grandchildren and one day I would love to do a solo trip. But my favorite vacation destinations would be a tossup between Germany and Italy. One day, my next bucket list trip, is Greece.