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Rodger E. Cooper

December 11, 1951 ~ May 18, 2021 (age 69)


Rodger Eugene Cooper was born December 11, 1951 in Lawrence, Kansas to Dale E. Cooper and Mary A. (Lippe) Cooper.  He graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School and went on to attend college at MidAmerica Nazarene University.  He worked for Strasser True Value Hardware in Kansas and he and his loving wife, Kristina moved to Hollister in 2018 from Olathe, KS. 

Rodger entered into rest on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Forsyth Nursing and Rehab at the age of 69.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Cooper and sister Sharon K. Hartline.

Rodger is survived by his wife, Kristina Cooper of Hollister; son Paul Cooper of Kansas City, MO; mother Mary A. Cooper of Gardner, KS, Ken and Debbie Childress, CA; Dan Mowers, MO, Dave Hartline, KS and three nephews.

Rodger was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Branson and a celebration of his life will be held there at 1:00 P.M. on June 12, 2021.  Private burial will be in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory.

Memorials are requested to The Gideons International at or The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

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Celebration of Life
June 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Branson First Church of The Nazarene
300 West Hensley Street
Branson, MO 65616


The Gideons International
P. O. Box 97251, Washington, DC DC 20090

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