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Elsie Cooper

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

BERNIE - Elsie Cooper, 89, died Dec. 29, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.

Born Nov. 11, 1914, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Thomas and Nettie Hogg Goolsby, she was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church.

On Dec. 26, 1933, at Bloomfield, she married Carl Lee Cooper who preceded her in death on April 11, 1997.

Survivors include: four daughters, Janis Morris of Leavenworth, Kan., Joyce Kinder of Dallas, Texas, Marilyn Smit of Wildwood and Joan Schilin of St. Augustine, Fla.; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were one son, Carl Lee Cooper Jr.; two brothers, Charles Goolsby and Howard Goolsby; two sisters, Ruby Sater and Marie Goolsby; and three grandchildren, Natalie Kirmiss, Marcia Schilin and Thomas Schilin.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Don Cooper will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.