Notes for David William Cooley (1870-1950) m1 Mina Johnson m2 Jalie Estella Strauser
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David Cooley, son of Thompson and Mary Elizabeth (Lewis) Cooley was born April 22, 1870, near Lucerne, Mo., and departed this life in Monroe Hospital at Unionville, Mo., on Nov. 7, 1950, at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 16 days.
At the age of 14 he united with the Methodist church and remained a most loyal and faithful member all his life.
He was united in marriage on Dec. 13, 1891 with Mina Johnson, and to this union were born six children, namely: Ordia Earl, Bernice Alma, Della Fern, and infant son, Vera Susan and Loren Russell.
Preceding him in death were the infant son, his wife, Mina, on June 3, 1910, his father and mother, two sisters, Etta Owens and Anna Bowers, and his son, Ordia Earl, on Nov 29, 1949.
On July 26, 1911, he was united in marriage with Jalie (Strauser) Lowry, and to this union was born Olive Lucille.
He spent most of his life as a farmer in Putnam county near his birthplace with the exception of one year spent in Little Rock, Ark. On account of failing health he lived his last ten years in Lucerne, where he served as Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, and Collector. Notary Public, and teacher of the Bible class at the Methodist church.
Throughout his lifetime he was actively engaged in church, community and civic affairs, serving as Sunday School superintendent on various occasions, having always a fine interest in young people and their Christian training and development. He loved little children and contributed much to their happiness by providing picnic grounds and playgrounds wherever possible, as well as other things.
He was always true and courageous exponent of the cause of righteousness and clean living, standing steadfastly for what was high and right and noble as against what was low and base and wrong – a mighty soldier for Christ. He loved God and all of nature, the wild flowers, and trees and the open fields. He could see God in all of them.
He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife Jalie, his five children, Alma Lowry, Fern James, Vera Purdy, Russell Cooley and Lucille Tipton, his twin brother Jacob of Princeton, Mo., two sisters Margaret Shannon of Hepner, Ore., and Cora Foote of Lucerne, twenty-three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
May the memory of David Cooley be an inspiration to each of us to live for God and our country by living for humanity.
Funeral service were under the direction of the Comstock Funeral home. 1950 conducted by Rev E.C. Folchie of Wayland, Mo., and assisted by Rev. William Brunger Lucerne. Interment was in the Lucerne cemetery.
Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Monroe Hospital and to all others who contributed in any way, and for the cards, letters and floral offerings, during the illness and death of our loved one. Jalie Cooley and children.