July 15, 1917-Nov. 25, 2004
McDONALD, Kan. -- Elmer Burke Cooper, 87, died Thursday (Nov. 25, 2004) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis, Kan.
He was born July 15, 1917, in rural Rawlins County to Clermon Chester and Gertie (Bentz) Cooper.
On June 15, 1947, he married Lova Berdes Fisher.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a farmer.
He was a member of the Federated Church in McDonald; St. Francis Masonic Lodge No. 404 AF&AM and Eastern Star Doric Chapter No. 404 at St. Francis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Oliver Reno Cooper; two sisters, Genevieve Henningsen and Hattie E. Main; and one grandchild, Brant Cooper.
Survivors include his wife, Lova of McDonald; two sons, John David and wife, Wilma Cooper of Juneau, Alaska and Robert Lee and wife, Nikki of Scott City, Kan.; a daughter, Barbara Jean Cooper of McDonald; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday, 10 a.m., at the Federated Church in McDonald with the Rev. Gregory H. Moyer officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Cemetery in McDonald.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., at Brantley Funeral Home in Atwood.
Memorials may be made to the McDonald Ambulance Service.
Brantley Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.