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  1. Rachel Johnson
    April 28, 2020 @ 2:24 pm

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Cooper’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him and his lovely wife Doris. I had him for economics at SMSU back in 1986 or 87. He had quite a sense of humor. When I saw the notice of his death, the first thing I thought of, he is no longer in any pain. I know he suffered for years from back pain. Doris and family, you are in my prayers.

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    • Kelli
      April 29, 2020 @ 11:25 am

      Thank you, we are thankful his pain is gone.

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  2. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    April 28, 2020 @ 2:58 pm

    Mrs. Doris Cooper, Kelli and Mark Cook/Families, Kent and Janice Cooper/Families, and Kory and Michele/Family,
    We want to express our deepest sympathy to all of you upon the passing of Vernon. You and your families will be in our daily prayers and thoughts. May God be with each of you daily thru this difficult time. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Tim, Amber(Cozort), and Corby Redburn
    Norris and Ivene Cozort

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    • Kelli
      April 29, 2020 @ 11:26 am

      Thank you Amber and family we appreciate your prayers.

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  3. Donna Barton Parrott
    April 28, 2020 @ 5:18 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. When we moved into the house on Howell Avenue, you were our adjoining back neighbors. We were saying “Howdy neighbor” way before Tim Allen made it fashionable. Mr. Cooper also encouraged me to co-enroll at SMSU during my senior year at WPHS. I don’t know if I did him a favor though when I enrolled in both of his economic classes, but he was a great mentor to me. I will always remember him a man of integrity who dearly loved his family. May God hold each of you close and give you comfort as you remember the wonderful memories.

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    • Kelli
      April 29, 2020 @ 11:29 am

      Thank you Donna for the memory, he did enjoy teaching.

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  4. Barbara Reinholdt
    April 28, 2020 @ 8:47 pm

    Doris and Family, you have our sincere sympathy. We are sending prayers your way for God’s peace. George and Barbara Reinholdt

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    • Kelli
      April 29, 2020 @ 11:29 am

      Thank you for the prayers.

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  5. Sherri Cromer
    April 29, 2020 @ 6:27 am

    So sorry for you loss. Mr. Cooper was one of my favorite teachers, always so kind and willing to help if you didn’t understand something. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

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    • Kelli
      April 29, 2020 @ 11:32 am

      Thank you Sherri for the kind words.

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  6. Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
    April 29, 2020 @ 7:19 am

    We were so sorry to learn of your loss; may God bless and keep you all.

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    • Kelli
      April 29, 2020 @ 11:32 am

      Thank you

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  7. Barbara Alsup
    April 29, 2020 @ 9:22 am

    Doris and family:
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray God will grant each of you peace and comfort during this trying time.

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  8. Kelli
    April 29, 2020 @ 11:33 am

    Thank you

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    • Jim Goss
      April 29, 2020 @ 6:26 pm

      Doris and family,
      We both had classes under Mr. Cooper at SMS and loved his style and peraonality. We pray God will comfort all of you during this tough time. Love and prayers.
      Jim and Patty

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      • Kelli
        April 30, 2020 @ 6:04 pm

        Thank you both, he enjoyed teaching.

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  9. Susan York
    April 29, 2020 @ 12:02 pm

    Mrs. Cooper and Family,
    Brad and I send our deepest sympathy. Mr. Cooper was a kind and funny man. When I was in his class at SMS, I never quite got the importance of “guns and butter”, but he certainly did try to impress upon me the importance of my studies – I think he may have even mentioned the importance of those grades showing up in my parents’ mailbox! He was a great man, and I am certain your lives are all rich and much blessed for the gift of having him as your husband, father, grandfather, …
    Our prayers for peace and comfort follow.
    Brad and Susan Shannon York

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    • Kelli
      April 30, 2020 @ 6:05 pm

      Thank you

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  10. Vickie F Petkovic
    April 29, 2020 @ 12:10 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved Mr. Cooper, whom I first got acquainted with when I was in high school. Though not of unusual height, he was a kind, intelligent, giant of a man. He will be missed. May God bless and be with you all and grant him rest eternal.

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    • Kelli
      April 30, 2020 @ 6:06 pm

      Thank you

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  11. Sarah Lushi
    April 29, 2020 @ 12:32 pm

    My deepest sympathies are with you for what he had to go through and for your loss. What an interesting life he lived! Hugs and prayers.

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    • Kelli
      April 30, 2020 @ 6:06 pm

      Thank you Sarah

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  12. Baird
    April 29, 2020 @ 2:44 pm

    Dear Doris and family, Vernon was such a special person and always took time to visit and share life experiences whenever we ran into him. We are sad for you all and extend our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Casus and Helen

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    • Kelli
      April 30, 2020 @ 6:07 pm

      Thank you

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  13. Marietta Caldwell
    April 29, 2020 @ 3:14 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Vernon was a kind, sweet man. He will be missed by many.

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    • Kelli
      April 30, 2020 @ 6:08 pm

      Thank you

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  14. Frances Wahlquist
    April 29, 2020 @ 5:05 pm

    Frances Wahlquist
    Doris and Family. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in all the treasured memories of your loved one.

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    • Kelli
      April 30, 2020 @ 6:10 pm

      Thank you

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  15. Carrie Cooper
    April 29, 2020 @ 5:37 pm

    Doris & family, Don & Frankie LaRue, Greg & Carrie Cooper & Debbie Kendrick would like to offer our sympathy. We all have fond memories of your family while in Monroe City. We will be praying for you all.

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    • Kelli
      May 2, 2020 @ 12:26 pm

      Thank you

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  16. Donna conklin
    April 29, 2020 @ 6:37 pm

    Our deepest condolences on Uncle Vernon,s passing. He will be missed. Love Donna and Wayne Conklin

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    • Kelli
      May 2, 2020 @ 12:26 pm

      Thank you

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  17. Rodney Hammond
    April 30, 2020 @ 12:19 am

    Mrs Doris Cooper and family, I’m praying for you during this difficult time of sorrow. I knew Mr Cooper as a very good teacher in college. Later in life while visiting with him it was very apparent how much he treasured his family and loved being husband, father and grandfather. I know each of you have cherished memories of him.

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    • Kelli
      May 2, 2020 @ 12:27 pm

      Thank you

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  18. Vicky Brown
    April 30, 2020 @ 10:49 am

    Dear Doris, Kelli, Whitney, and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this difficult time!
    I thought the world of Mr. Cooper!! He was a great teacher & so helpful to all of his students! He will be so missed!

    God Bless each of you,
    Vicky Richman Brown

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    • Kelli
      May 2, 2020 @ 12:28 pm

      Thank you

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  19. Lindan Shann Caldwell
    April 30, 2020 @ 1:05 pm

    Mr. Cooper was one of my favorite teachers at SMSU, 1976-81. He always had a great sense of humor and made learning fun. He would tell us about the farm in the north where he and his brother were seeing if farming would pay off and he related those experiences to our class studies. Thank you, Mr. Cooper, you made a great impact on my life.

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    • Kelli
      May 2, 2020 @ 12:29 pm

      Thank you

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  20. Terri Hall Brown
    April 30, 2020 @ 2:25 pm

    Mr Cooper was our teacher in Monroe City. A terrific teacher of Social Studies. Our prayers are with the family.
    Bob Brown, MCHS 1967 & Terri Hall Brown, MCHS 2968.

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    • Kelli
      May 5, 2020 @ 9:06 am

      Thank you

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  21. Mark Carr
    April 30, 2020 @ 11:38 pm

    I’m really sorry to have just found out about Vernon’s passing. I will always have fond memories of having all of you as neighbors when my parents and I lived on College Street when I was in elementary school and also the family get-togethers we used to have. I’ll also remember Vernon as a great teacher when I had him for an economics class in college. You really start to realize how short life is as you grow older.

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    • Kelli
      May 5, 2020 @ 9:07 am

      Thank you Mark, we have fond memories of those days too.

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  22. Kelly York
    May 1, 2020 @ 2:25 pm

    Sorry to hear about your Dads passing. One of my favorite teachers. This is always a tough time. Kelly York and family

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    • Kelli
      May 7, 2020 @ 8:34 am

      Thank you

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  23. Randall Lynn Roberson
    May 3, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    It is obvious by these posts that Mr. Cooper touched a lot of people, including me. He was a great teacher. Always prepared. Always confident. And a smile that I can still see today. C+I=G y’all.

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    • Kelli
      May 7, 2020 @ 8:35 am

      Thank you

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  24. Doug and Carla Boze
    May 3, 2020 @ 8:33 pm

    To a country boy just out of the Marine Corps and kind of rough around the edges, I attended SMSU-WP, taking Mr. Cooper’s Economics and Political Science classes. He taught “Supply and Demand” and “Guns and Butter” with his hilarious grin. His outgoing personality and willingness to visit between classes caused me to stop and think about all the things he taught. He always claimed to be matchmaker as I met my wife due to his seating policy which put us side by side. He was a true friend and we kept up with each other through the years. Vernon Cooper and SMSU will always have a special place in my heart.

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    • Kelli
      May 7, 2020 @ 8:55 am

      Thank you

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  25. Tadd Henry
    May 3, 2020 @ 8:36 pm

    I am truly sorry. Vernon was a great guy in the classroom and on the farm. Here’s to homemade ice cream and western novels. Perhaps he and mom can rustle up a game of Nerts together!

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    • Kelli
      May 7, 2020 @ 8:33 am

      Thank you, and yes, I’m sure the reunion is lively!

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  26. Melinda DeShazo Brenton
    May 4, 2020 @ 2:38 am

    I am just learning of Mr Cooper’s passing, and I wanted to offer my condolences to Mrs.Cooper and each of the family that are mourning the loss of your very precious loved one. It is never an easy time to loose a loved one but with the virus limiting the ability to gather together to day your goodbyes it just makes thing a little bit harder to bring to a close. I remember many moons ago that this great Man was one of my first college course teachers.And he made the class interesting,more than I can remember about some of the other classes. ?He is not gone far from you all ,and I know that Mrs. Cooper you will have so many stories shared with you you won’t be able to begin to remember them all. I hope someone will right them down in a little book for you to keep and read later when they snow is flying around and you are stuck indoors,again.Much love to you and the family.

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    • Kelli
      May 7, 2020 @ 8:55 am

      Thank you

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  27. Paula and Buck Miller
    May 4, 2020 @ 8:53 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I had the pleasure of having Mr Cooper in college then later enjoyed visiting him and Ms Cooper when they visited our restaurant, The River’s Edge in Thomasville. So many times in the last few months I have thought of him and would have loved to hear his opinion on the current economic status.

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    • Kelli
      May 7, 2020 @ 8:56 am

      Thank you

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  28. Elizabeth Harrington
    May 28, 2020 @ 11:33 am

    I am so sorry for your lost! Great Uncle Vernon will be missed a lot. He will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I love you and miss you all a lot.

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