Frances Cooper

Posted 2/25/21

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Frances Anne Cooper, 100, of Kansas City, Mo., and formerly of Paris, passed away peacefully Feb. 24, 2021.

A private family memorial service will be held later with …

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Frances Cooper

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Frances Anne Cooper, 100, of Kansas City, Mo., and formerly of Paris, passed away peacefully Feb. 24, 2021.

A private family memorial service will be held later with internment at Topeka Cemetery. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Cooper was born May 15, 1920, in Kansas City, the daughter of Milton LaTurin and Elsie Fredrickson LaTurin. She married James “Jim” Willits Cooper on Dec.12, 1942, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister, Jeanne LaTurin; two sons, James Marcus (Cyn) Cooper and John Christopher (Denise) Cooper; her grandchildren, Chris, Jaime, Kelly and Aaron; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Brian.

Mrs. Cooper was raised in Kansas City and graduated from Westport High School and the Kansas City Art Institute. She met her husband while attending the art institute. The couple lived in several parts of the country during World War II and finally settled in Paris. They later retired to Lake St. Louis, Mo. She loved all animals and found great enjoyment in feeding wildlife, her cats and birds.

She was a member of the National Wildlife Association, the Humane Society, Wayside Waif, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Memorial donations may be made KC Pet Project, 7077 Elmwood, Kansas City, MO 64132 or online at kcpetproject.org