E. Delores "Dee" Koop

February 17, 1949September 19, 2013

E. Delores “Dee” Koop, 64 of Bloomington died September 19, 2013 in her home with her family at her side. She was born February 17, 1949 in Greene County, IN to John Gilmore Perry and Anna Victoria Bryum Perry. She had been a care giver for I.U Health Care, Home Health for the last 24 years, prior to that Delores had worked for 25 years at RCA. Dee had also been a member of the Moose Lodge, the American Legion and the VFW. Affectionately known as the Boss Lady Dee liked to take charge, she also enjoyed gardening, dancing, singing and was very artistic.

Survivors include three daughters, Mecca Walker and her husband Tim of Bloomington, Mechele Mayle and her life partner Angela Woolems of Bloomington and Shilah Hawkins of Plymouth, IN; a son, Scott Koop and his wife Laura of North Vernon, IN; a sister, Larita Knight and her husband Troy of Bloomington; nine grandchildren, David Koop, Sarah Walker, Tarra Mayle, Nick Walker, Nathan Walls, Kodey Spears, Alisha Thompson, Jessica Walker, and Carley Walker; five great grandchildren, Kraven Mayle, Travis Spears, Emma Thompson, Charolet Spears and Jacob Thompson; a sister-in-law, C. J. Perry of Huntington, IN; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her baby boy, Furbie. She was preceded in death by her parents, her life partner, Bobbie Roby, and two brothers, Roy Lee Perry and Scotty J. Perry who died at birth.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel, 700 West Gourley Pike with Reverend Frank Helton officiating. Visitation is scheduled prior to services on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Cremation will follow.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2013

E. Delores "Dee" Koop

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Alieshia Thompson

September 23, 2013

Miss you like crazy Nana. love you later

Margaret Olson

September 22, 2013

Dee - Boss Lady Dee - Compassionate Dee - was a caregiver for my father at his home when he needed help to live alone. Later when he lived at Bell Trace she continued to help and encourage him to do the extra things which kept him going. He looked forward to her visits. Dee was a friend to him and to my brother and me. We are grateful to have known her, and to her family who have shared her with others. Rest in peace Dee, and thank you.

Margaret (Edmondson) Olson

Danny Harp

September 22, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.