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Robert C. Cooper August 19, 1934 – April 12, 2018

Robert C. Cooper, 83, of Independence, MO passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Parkway Senior Living Center in Blue Springs, MO. Funeral services will be held at Breshears Memorial Chapel, Brunswick, MO, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Gail Brown officiating. Burial will be in Elliott Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, MO.
Robert was born on August 19, 1934 in Cherryvale, KS, the son of Charles and Edna Cooper. Robert graduated from Northwestern High School in Mendon, MO in 1952, which was the first class to ever graduate from Northwestern. On September 5, 1954, he married the love of his life, Darlene Garner, in Dalton, MO.
Robert worked as a delivery driver for 30 years and was a produce worker in a grocery store for 15 years.
Robert enjoyed hunting deer and geese, fishing, reading western novels, giving his friends a tough time, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Robert was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Betty McCampbell.
He is survived by his beloved wife of the home; two brothers, Carlos (Donna) Cooper of Branson, MO and Donald (Virginia) Cooper of Shelbyville, TX; four children, David Lee (Margaret) Cooper of Kansas City, MO, Linda Marie Edwards (Eddie Kirschbaum) of Denver, CO, Cathy Lucille Schutz of Independence, MO, and Richard Dale Cooper of Lee’s Summit, MO; he is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be John Jancek, Larry Young, Jim Palmer, Michael Martin, Joseph Schutz, and Dale McCampbell.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to the Alzheimer Association. Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO, 65236.

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