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Cooper, Katharine Lunn

Cooper, Katharine Lunn

July 6, 1922 — January 21, 2021

Katharine Lunn Cooper, 98, was born on July 6, 1922 in Rosedale, Kansas. She was the eighth of 13 children. Both parents, each of her siblings, her spouse of 55 years, Emanuel Cooper Sr., her oldest daughter Katharine C. Jolly, her youngest son Keith Cooper and her great granddaughter Skylar Solomon have all preceded her in death.

Katharine attended college in Pittsburg, KS where she was a member of the Delta Sorority. She then transferred to Kansas State College in Manhattan, KS where she also majored in Home Economics and minored in Nursery School Education.

Katharine was licensed as the first black to open and operate her own Nursery School in Kansas City, Mo. She eventually closed the Nursery School to raise her own family. Katharine was an educator in the Public School System, teaching at Sumner High School in Kansas City, Ks and at Greenwood Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. She laid the foundation for each of her students to pursue higher levels of education. She instilled into each of her children and all of her students the importance of putting God first, and knowing and valuing their worth. Counseling many, Katharine retired from the Kansas City Public Library, 23rd and Benton location.

Growing up Katharine attended Pleasant Valley Baptist in Rosedale KS. For over 60 years, she is currently a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. where she served faithfully as a Sunday School and New Member Orientation teacher for the youth. She felt it was vital that each of her students who recently accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour needed to have a solid foundation and understanding of who Jesus is and His purpose for their lives.

Katharine leaves to mourn two sons, Emanuel Cooper, Jr and Charles (Rosellen) Cooper, one daughter, Donna (Anthony) Tyler all of Kansas City, MO, grandchildren, Katharine (Gibran) Glanville of Fort Eustis, VA, Donna Jolly of Aurora, IL, Jacquelyne (Brian) Pryor of Brandywine, MD, Emanuel (Valerie) Cooper III of Temple Hills, MD, Mary (Bryan) Gregory of Topeka, KS, Charles Cooper Jr of Aurora, CO, Carly Cooper of Kansas City, MO, Keith (Jade) Cooper II of Overland Park, KS, Myra (Reginald) Franklin of Kansas City, MO, Nina (Timothy) Harris of Kansas City, MO and Anthony Tyler Jr. of Kansas City, MO, great grandchildren, Imke Glanville of Fort Eustis, VA, Brilyne, Phoenix, Israel and Haven Pryor of Brandywine, MD, John, Michael and Andrew Gregory of Topeka, KS, Kennedi and Khloe’ Dewberry of Kansas City, MO, Tyler and Timothy Harris Jr of Kansas City, MO, Siniaya and Caiden Trent-Tyler of Kansas City, Mo, along with many generations of nieces and nephews, adopted grandchildren Tanisha Trent and Steven Evans, adopted children Isaac Ruffin, Clinton Washington, Sandra Lee, Diane Bratton and dear friend Vivian Robinson.

Katharine’s body has been entrusted to Park Lawn Funeral Home where condolences can be made on their website. Home Going Celebration will be Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Morning Star Baptist Church 2411 East 27th Street Kansas City, MO 64127. Visitation will be from 12 o’clock noon to 2:00pm and Service will begin at 2:00pm. Services will be LiveStream on Morning Star KC website. https://youtube.com/channel/UCKYKRqc7nU9KO3A54kz68pQ. Services will be LiveStream on Morning Star KC website:  https://youtube.com/channel/UCKYKRqc7nU9KO3A54kz68pQ.  For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Morning-Star-Missionary-Baptist-Church-Of-Jesus-Christ-143659402362367/

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Service Information

Katharine’s body has been entrusted to Park Lawn Funeral Home where condolences can be made on their website. Home Going Celebration will be Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Morning Star Baptist Church 2411 East 27th Street Kansas City, MO 64127. Visitation will be from 12 o’clock noon to 2:00pm and Service will begin at 2:00pm.  Services will be LiveStream on Morning Star KC website:  https://youtube.com/channel/UCKYKRqc7nU9KO3A54kz68pQ.  For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Morning-Star-Missionary-Baptist-Church-Of-Jesus-Christ-143659402362367/

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Cooper, Katharine Lunn's Guestbook

Dona-Tony and the entire Cooper family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Charles and Deborah Moore

Mrs. Cooper has been called to her heavenly reward. She was loved by so many people. She truly and genuinely Loved The Lord. She never met a stranger. I pray that I can someday have just a fraction of the same Love and obedience she had for the Lord. You were a shining example for everyone. I Love You Mrs. Cooper. Take your rest in the arms of the Lord!

Valorie Pernell-Taylor

We are praying that God gives you all comfort and peace at this difficult time we love you all

Lee & Alicia Carlock

Momma Cooper was a person so down to earth. I know that she is at peace and celebrating with those who left before. What a wise woman that said what she meant and meant what she said. I will miss her presence and her kissing my cheek. Family you are in my thoughts at this time of transition. God Bless!

Terri-Michelle Lewis

I offer my sincere condolences to the Cooper family as you transition your hearts and minds in the realization of being absent from the body is to be one with the lord and we all know grandma is indeed with the lord. I praise God for that very blessing indeed as she was a wonderfully spiritual blessing to us all. I remember meeting her sweet soul at Mary’s wedding and she has left a lasting foot print on my heart. Bless you all as you all have so many precious memories and much time spent with her. Cherish those memories and keep them on the forefront of your thoughts and this grieving process will be made sweet.

Siobhan Thompson

To my family of Aunt Katherine Cooper...May the Lord continue to Bless each and every one of you all. Aunt Katherine will be Truly and Greatly missed. We love you all from the bottom of our Hearts Love always TyliceeS. Greene and Brittanney A. Greene

Tylicee S. Greene

The cycle of life requires that we all will face death one day. One of the most important thing is the legacy that we will leave behind. Aunt Katherine's legacy is one filled with humility, kindness and her love of Christ. Her work is done and she is now resting in the bosom of the Lord. My condolences to her immediate family and to the Lunn family as a whole.

John W Lunn III

I offer my condolences to my cousins in the passing of your mother and my aunt Katherine. Remember the good times you had with your mother and the wisdom of her words. She is at peace and rest in the presence of Jesus now, which is the place she always wanted to be. She will be missed here on earth among us all, but heaven is the ultimate goal for every Christian. Scripture tells us that "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints" (Psalm116:15). Blessings and hugs to you all. With Jesus' Love, Joan J. Lunn-Warner

Joan J. Lunn-Warner

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