There are no services scheduled at this time for Peggy Maurine Cooper, 92, Lawrence. A private family only Graveside Inurnment will be held in the late spring at Memorial Park Cemetery. Peggy passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at her home.
Peggy was born on June 20, 1929, in El Dorado, KS, the daughter of Ralph A. and Sarah H. (Harley) Tuttle. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
She married Virgil E. Cooper on August 21, 1948, in Kansas City, KS. He preceded her in death on February 25, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Marie Ferguson, Helen Tuttle, and Harley Tuttle.
Peggy loved tending her flower garden; caring for her many schnauzers and cats; and quilting with her friends, painting, sewing, and working with crafts. Her works are displayed lovingly throughout her home.
Peggy is remembered through this poem by Poet David Harkins:
You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone.
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love, and go
Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Ann (Ralph) Butler, Burrton, Kansas, and son, Gary Allen Cooper, Lawrence, Kansas. Four grandchildren, Tammy (Chris) Wolf, Lee’s Summit, Belinda (Brian) Bisges, St. Charles, Missouri, Brett (Rhonda) Butler, Sedgewick, Kansas, and Trent (Ashley) Butler, Wichita, Kansas. Seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made in Peggy’s name to The University of Kansas Medical Center ~ Pediatric Unit and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.