The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 25, 2014

Dorothy L. Cooper

SENECA, Mo. — Dorothy L. Cooper, 95, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at Seneca House in Seneca, Mo.

Dorothy was born in Lamar, Mo., Jan. 16, 1919, to Andrew J. Bass and Lucy "Bell" Bass. She was a longtime Carthage resident. Dorothy was the head cook at Carthage R-9 schools for several years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Carthage, and a member of the Easter Star of Carthage.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Everett Eugene Cooper Dec. 16, 1937, in Webb City, Mo. He survives.

Dorothy is survived by one son, Everett Ray Cooper and wife, Kathy, of Carthage; three grandchildren, Brian, of Austin, Texas, Paul and wife, Jana, of Oronogo, and David and wife, Bethany, of Joplin; and three great-grandchildren, Miranda, Lane and Maleah.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage.

Online conodlneces may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

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