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Lova Burdese (Fisher) Cooper

Monday, December 29, 2008

Aug. 22, 1916 - Dec. 25, 2008

MCDONALD, Kan. -- Lova Burdese (Fisher) Cooper, 92, died Thursday (Dec. 25, 2008).

She was born Aug. 22, 1916, in Ludell, Kan., to Frank and Lillie (Smith) Fisher. She attended Ludell Public School and graduated from Atwood Community High School in 1934. After graduation she began teaching small rural schools. In the summer she attended Fort Hays Kansas State College to get her certificate.

During the war she taught in Kansas City and then returned to Oberlin where she taught until she married Elmer Cooper in 1947. They made their home in Atwood until 1950, when they purchased a farm northeast of McDonald.

She returned to teaching in McDonald and taught for 15 years. She joined the Rawlins County History Book Committee, where she worked for two years on the Rawlins County History Books.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Elmer Cooper and grandson, Brant Cooper.

Survivors include her sons, John Cooper and wife, Wilma of Juneau, Alaska and Robert Cooper and wife, Nikki of Scott City, Kan.; daughter, Barbara Cooper of McDonald; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Federated Church in McDonald with the Rev. Mark Adams officiating. Interment will be in the Grace Cemetery at McDonald.

Fraternal services will be given by the Eastern Star Doric Chapter No. 404.

Visitation is today until 7 p.m., at Williams Chapel in Atwood and Tuesday from noon until service time at the church.

Memorials may be given to Cooper's Cause, a foundation to assist families with cardiac babies.

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.