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Earl B. “Bill” Cooper 1929 - 2017

POSTED March 13, 2017 4:24 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS — Earl B. “Bill” Cooper, 87, formerly of Chase, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Minneapolis, Kansas. Born Aug. 16, 1929, in Shawnee, Okla., he was the son of Arthur B. and Ina May (Phillips) Cooper. He was a graduate of Chase High School. On June 5, 1949, he was united in marriage to Norma J. Miller in Chase. He worked in the oil fields for many years and he retired from Thunderbird Drilling in 1994.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Norma; sons Art (Janie) Cooper and Craig (Sabine) Cooper; five grandchildren, Aaron Cooper, Andy (Carol) Cooper, Neil (Rachelle) Cooper, Amanda (Dale) Smith, and Jennifer Butka; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at the Springdale Cemetery in Chase. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at Wilson Family Funeral Home in Minneapolis, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Minneapolis E.M.S. or the OCRFD No. 4 and may be left in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Wilson Family Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 166
Minneapolis, KS 67467
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 14, 2017


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