Julia Kathryn Cooper, 91, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away Friday, August 15, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark.
She was born September 5, 1916, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Alexander and Gertrude Beebee. She married Dr. Calvin Macy Cooper August 12, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death January 22, 1997.
Julia and her husband moved to Fort Scott after WWII and started up a dental practice. She lived in Fort Scott for over fifty years and was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and participated in many civic groups in the community. She loved to travel, and she enjoyed weaving. She was an active supporter of her children's activities.
Julia is survived by a son, Calvin M. "Trey" Cooper and his wife Ann, of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Julianne "Jan" Magee and her husband Brad, of Jonesboro, Ark.; four grandchildren, James B. Magee of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Kathryn White of Newburgh, Indiana, Calvin "Macy" Cooper IV, and Marlo Cooper Stuart, both of St. Louis, Mo.; and nine great-grandchildren, Calvin Cooper V, Marshall Cooper, Lexi Stuart, and Tori Stuart, all of St. Louis, Mo., Sadie Magee and Lacey Magee, both of Jonesboro, Ark., and Cooper White, Adelyn White and Spencer White, all of Newburgh, Ind. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, JoAnn Fairbank.
Following cremation, Pastor Tim Davish will conduct graveside memorial services 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. There will be a visitation with the family 2 p.m. -- 4 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2008, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Local services are under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701.