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Funeral service for Doris Cooper will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Washington Baptist Church. Pastor Charlie Lehman will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of the MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Doris LaVonne Cooper passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the age of 76.
The daughter of Grover and Edna Beall Smith was born Feb. 23, 1940 in Normantown, West Virginia. There she spent most of her childhood, before moving to Ohio during her senior year. After graduating high school Doris decided to visit her sister who was living in the Claremore area. Once there she was taken on a blind date, and was introduced to Roy Cooper. They would marry on January 13, 1961 in Claremore. In no time at all Claremore became home to Doris.
The next several years she concentrated on raising her family.
However there were a few occasions when she worked outside of the home, primarily as a care giver at a couple of area nursing homes. She was a member of Washington Baptist Church.
She enjoyed playing the guitar and listening to bluegrass music.
There were a few things she looked forward to doing each year, such as traveling back home to West Virginia, and attending bluegrass festivals.
Doris is preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Edna; husband, Roy Cooper; 3 sisters, and 3 brothers.
Survivors include her son, Douglas Cooper and wife Dara; daughter, Donna Oliver and husband Ronnie all of Claremore; grandchildren, Brooke Ward and husband Ricky of Claremore, Tarin Bennett and husband Kenny of Claremore, Steven Oliver and wife Melissa of Stillwater, Joshua Oliver of Oklahoma City, Hunter Cooper, Silas Cusher and Tanner Sorrels all of Claremore; great-grandchildren, Maddox, Daniel, Jayden, Rylee, Maeghyn, Cash, Kaiden, Kalan, Taylor, and Trace; brothers, Arnold Smith of Glenville West Virginia, and Grover Smith Jr. and wife Alice of Grafton , Ohio; sister, Virginia Walton of Claremore and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
View and sign Doris's online tribute at http://www.mmsfuneralhomes.com/
Published on June 6, 2016
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