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Junior Dean Cooper 1929 - 2019
Junior Dean Cooper 1929 - 2019

BURDETT — Junior Dean Cooper, 89, passed away February 14, 2019, at Country Living Memory Care in Larned.

Dean was born June 6, 1929 in Burdett, the son of Paris and Irene Crockett Cooper. He was a farmer and rancher.

Dean was of the Christian faith; he belonged to the Burdett Pinochle Club, Brown’s Grove Township Board, Monday Night Bowling League and drove a school bus for many years. He was a dog lover, avid hunter and loved sports, especially baseball and basketball.

He married Lenora Jane Troutman in Kinsley on December 26, 1951, she survives.

Other survivors include: sons Ron (LaRue) Cooper, Burdett, and Terry (Haydee) Cooper, South Korea; daughters Linda Best, Larned, and Nada (Kirk) Wells, Alexander; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary Alan Cooper; two stepsisters, Ina Mae Selfridge and Alice Chaffee; stepfather Lewis Eakin; and one grandson, Ethan Cooper.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, with Carolyn Tarman presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with family present from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be at Brown’s Grove Cemetery, Burdett.

Memorials may be given to Pawnee County Humane Society or Burdett EMS, in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary

P.O. Box 477; 916 Main

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 17, 2019