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McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO

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OBITUARY

Norma "Jean" Cooper

May 12, 1933July 27, 2020
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Norma “Jean” Cooper, 87, passed away July 27, 2020 at the Gower Convalescent Center, Gower, MO. Memorial services are 11:00 AM Saturday, August 1st, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 AM, at the McGilley Antioch Chapel. A private inurnment will be at a later date in Highland Cemetery, Highland, KS.

Jean was born May 12, 1933 in Knoxville, IA. She lived in St. Joseph, MO for many years and had resided in Kansas City for the past 25 years. Jean was employed with Farmland Industries in Kansas City until retirement. She also enjoyed working in childcare at Gashland Presbyterian Church. Jean loved her animals and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Sadie (Diekinger) Lewis; and her husband, William Cooper, Sr.

Survivors include her son, Michael Shelton and wife, Shannon; sister, Dorothy Cross; 5 grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Nicole, Christopher and Marissa; and 5 great grandchildren, Connor, Corbin, Gunner, Alex and Brynlee.

Jean will be greatly missed by her loving family.

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  • Michael Shelton and wife, Shannon, Son
  • Dorothy Cross, Sister
  • Grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Nicole, Christopher and Marissa
    Great-grandchildren, Connor, Corbin, Gunner, Alex and Brynlee

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  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Deanna Baker

August 1, 2020

Aunt Jean was a wonderful and sweet aunt to me. There was always hugs and kisses and a table full of food. I will miss her but I know where she is now. She's in Paradise with the Lord. She's in good Hands until we all meet again ! Love you, Aunt Jean !

Sally Cross

July 29, 2020

I married into the Cross family in 2006, so I met Aunt Jean later in her life. She welcomed me into the family right away and I quickly learned that she was as kind, caring and thoughtful with everyone. She loved talking about her nephews and grandchildren and readily shared their latest photos. She made the long road trip to Michigan in May 2006 for our wedding; not letting her health nor the prospect of an uncomfortable car ride cause her to miss out on a celebration! I learned quickly that Aunt Jean loved any reason to celebrate and be part of the fun. She left a positive, lasting impression on my entire family, even though they only spent time with her during that wedding weekend.

Bruce Dierking

July 29, 2020

My earliest memories of my Aunt Jean were going to visit her and my Uncle Bill Shelton and Cousin Mike when they lived in St. Joseph. She always baked sugar cookies with sprinkles and other special treats for us. She was so beautiful and always looked perfectly put together. One year when I was little, we went to a big dinner at Aunt Jean's parents house, and the kids got to sit at a table in the kitchen apart from the adults who were all in the dining room. One of the things on the table was a big bowl of donut holes, and I ate as many of those as I could. Years later, after she and my Uncle Bill had divorced, we visited her at the small apartment where she then lived. I knew she must be a little sad and lonely, and the apartment seemed so small compared to the house where they used to live. But I remember her playing Fleetwood Mac's song "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" on her record player and telling me that was so true and something to remember. I always have. Aunt Jean sent me a birthday card without fail for all but just the last few years of her life. She kept all of us in her heart even after the divorce. I regretted that I didn't get to see her for many years but was always glad to hear news from her, especially hearing that she had remarried a nice man who was good to her. She was beautiful, kind, cheerful and thoughtful, and the world is less without her.

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Shelton and Lewis family picture

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Mojo, Nate, & Grandma

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Alex & Grandma

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Shelton and Lewis family picture

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Mojo, Nate, & Grandma

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Alex & Grandma

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Gunner, Marissa & Grandma

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