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Shirley A. Cooper,
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
Formerly Rushville , MO

Shirley A. Cooper, 90, formerly of Rushville, MO died on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at the Gower Convalescent Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, Nov 23rd, 2020 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Tim Champ officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association or the Rushville Christian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Remembrances and condolences may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.

Shirley was born on Oct. 13, 1930 in St. Joseph, MO the daughter of Norman and Beulah (Bush) Rathburn. She graduated from Rushville High School in 1948. Shirley was married to Archie H. “Tink” Cooper on Dec. 13, 1950 in Rushville, MO. She worked at Southwestern Bell for ten years, and as a bookkeeper for Tink’s Marine & Sporting Goods, Rushville for twenty-five years. Shirley was a member of the Rushville Christian Church and enjoyed sewing, cooking, and attending church activities and especially her daughters sporting and school events.

Survivors include three daughters Kim ( Bill ) O’Brien, Traverse City, MI, Nancy Lorts, Farmers Branch, TX, and Tracy (Todd) Goodlet, DeKalb, MO, five grandchildren; Tom (Linda) O’Brien, Chris (Ashley) O’Brien, Becca (Tyler) Halbert, Brian (Kathryn) Lorts, Colton Goodlet and two great grandchildren, Cooper and Kennedy O’Brien. Her parents, husband, and two sisters Norma Jane Rathburn and Phyllis Jean Kottman preceded her in death.


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