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Marjorie Ann Cooper, age 94, formerly of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 2:23 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2017, at her home in Lee's Summit, Mo.
Marjorie was born April 28, 1923, in Omaha, Neb., to the late Hans George Ehlers and Marie Harder Ehlers.
She worked as an elementary school teacher at Emerson Elementary, in Joplin, from 1969 to 1986 and previously taught in Nebraska and Virginia.
Marjorie was a member of Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, AARP, and the Joplin Genealogical Society. Marjorie was actively involved with Freeman Auxiliary, and was a 50- year member of Peace Lutheran Church, of Joplin. At the time of her death, Marjorie was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church, of Blue Springs, Mo.
She married Harold 'Mac' Cooper on September 27, 1945, in Elkhorn, Neb. He preceded her in death on November 27, 1997.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold and Harvey Ehlers; two sisters, Dorothy Jansen and Mildred Ehlers.
Survivors include a son, Curtis Cooper, wife, Lillian, Lee's Summit; a daughter, Janet Cooper, also of Lee's Summit; a brother, Eldon Ehlers, wife, Lorraine, Bristow, Va.; and one sister, Marilyn Pillar, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Private graveside services are planned at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. A luncheon for family and friends will be at Peace Lutheran Church at 12 p.m. on Monday, August 21. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 20, from 2-4 p.m. at Parker Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church, Joplin, or All Saints Lutheran Church, Blue Springs, and may be left in care of the mortuary
Published on August 19, 2017
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