"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Rita Jean Cooper

1946--February 3, 2018

Rita Jean Cooper, 71, Olathe, KS passed away at home Feb. 3, 2018. Rita was born to the late Ralph and Mary Shreeman near Nashville IL in 1946. She attended Illinois School for the Deaf and graduated in 1965. She had lived within Kansas City area since 1967, except for 3 years in Omaha, NE, during mid-1980s. She is survived by three sisters, Donna (Ron) Williams of Oakdale IL, Alice (Thomas) Alexander of Olathe KS, Karla (Phil) Skabialka of Nashville IL; two brothers, Ralph Shreeman (and Laura Shimizu) of Denver CO, and Paul M. (Margaret) Shreeman of Centralia IL; son, Robert (Denise Amoroso) Cooper of Topeka KS; grandson, Ben Amoroso-Cooper; and four nephews, Danny Fowler, Allan Geppert, Paul K. Shreeman and Ryan Shreeman (and his mother, Joy Caine). Cremation. No memorial service planned. There will be a family gathering in Illinois in June.


Updated June 30, 2019