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Ruth A. GROGAN COOPER

Willow Springs City Cemetery
Howell County,
Missouri

Kak
Jul 25, 1927
Feb 12, 2012

Ruth
Jul 28, 1928
Jan 21, 2015

Herbert "Kak" Cooper Jr., 84, of Jefferson City, passed away, Sunday, February 12, 2012 in Heisinger Bluffs Care Center. He was born July 25, 1927 in Willow Springs, Missouri, the son of the late Herbert Willis Cooper and Pearl Cox. On July 28, 1950 he was united in marriage to Ruth A. Grogan, who survives at the home.
Herbert graduated from Willow Springs High School. He served with the United States Army Air Corp. He retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Herbert was a member Ingomar Lodge #536 AF/AM in Willow Springs Missouri, Abou/Ben Adam Shrine in Springfield, Missouri and a member of First Baptist Church, Willow Springs. He enjoyed all sports, especially baseball and golf. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising beef cattle but most of all spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Ruth A Cooper; two daughters: Carolyn Fortner and husband Roger of Knob Noster, Missouri and Becky Anderson and husband Rodney of California, Missouri; one grandson: Kyle Anderson and wife Jana of Holts Summit; one sister: Lucille Prera of the State of California; one brother: Jerry Cooper of Eminence, Missouri and his step-mother Virginia Cooper of Eminence, Missouri as well as many other relatives and friends. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by one grandson: Aaron Kak Fortner; one granddaughter: Abby Lea Fortner; four brothers: Jack, Dean, Terry and Cleal Cooper; and one sister: Lorene Wyrick.
Friends will be received from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in the Heisinger Bluffs Chapel, 1002 West Main Street in Jefferson City.
Funeral Service with full military honors will follow in the Heisinger Bluffs Chapel with Rev. Bruce Gardner, Chaplain at Hospice Compasses officiating. Masonic graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday February 15, 2012, in Willow Springs Cemetery in Willow Springs, Missouri. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com [Springfield News-Leader, Feb 14, 2012]

Ruth A. Cooper, 86, of Jefferson City passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Heisinger Bluffs Care Center. She was born on July 28, 1928 in the community of Grogan, Missouri the daughter of Fred and Mary Gribas Grogan, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married on July 28, 1950 in Salem, Arkansas to Herbert “Kak” Cooper, Jr. who preceded her in death on February 12, 2012.
She graduated from Houston High School in Houston, Missouri, and received a Teacher’s Certificate from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and taught in a one room schoolhouse for a period of time. She felt that her mission in life was to be devoted to her family, and fulfilled that mission by helping to farm, care for animals, milking, canning and gardening. She also worked for Willow Springs Electric Company. Ruth was a member of Willow Springs First Baptist Church. She loved crocheting, was a good seamstress, wonderful baker, and great cook. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 60 years.
She is survived by two daughters: Carolyn Fortner and husband Roger of Knob Noster, Missouri, and Becky Anderson and husband Rodney of California, Missouri; one grandson: Kyle Anderson and wife Jana of Holts Summit; one great grandson, William James Anderson; three sisters: Ruby Surby of Liberty, Missouri, Helen Snyder of Chico, California, and Anna Kitchens of Houston, Texas; and two brothers: Thomas Grogan and wife Erna of Apple Valley, California, and Donald Grogan and wife Melba of Farmington, Missouri. She was also preceded in death by: one brother, Arthur Grogan; two grandchildren: Aaron Kak Fortner on March 7, 1979; Abby Lea Fortner on February 15, 1981; and one great grandson Cooper Richard Anderson on January 3, 2013.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Heisinger Bluffs Chapel, 1002 West Main Street, Jefferson City. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Heisinger Bluffs Chapel. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Willow Springs City Cemetery, Willow Springs, Missouri. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Compassus.
Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838.

Contributed on 8/17/15 by mjrwag
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