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Marie M. CooleyOctober 19, 1927 ~ March 16, 2020 (age 92)
Cooley, Marie M. 92, passed away March 16, 2020. Private Family Services will be held. A Celebration of Life Reception to be held at a later date. She was preceeded in death by parents, William and Rosa Becker: husband, Kenneth Cooley; daughter, Pamela Slusser; and grandaughter, Melinda Slusser. Survivors include daughters, Terry Keeter, Verla (Bill) Pope, Kathy (Alan) Gates; sons, Kim (Sheryl) Cooley, Randy (Vickie) Cooley, Brian Cooley (Domingo Ramirez); son-in-law, Randy (Linda) Slusser; brothers; Eugene (Mae), William Jr., Victor (Lois), Walter, and Don (Lois) Becker; sisters, Irene Spade, Loretta Schwartz, Caroline Dyche, Gladys Randolph, and Pat Zrubek; 14 grandchildren; Doug (Rapidity), Melisandre, Clint, Chris (Kim), Jenny (Josh), Tara (Chad), Randy II, Melinda, Zach (Anne), Amber (Everett), Stephanie (Ryan), Haley, Curtis and Kyle (Gudbjorg). 23 great grandchildren; Hannah, Bella, Isaiah, Noah, Jordan, Emma, Zoe, Gracie, Abby, Isaac, Hunter, Abigail, Bo, Chloey, Sawyer, Ari, Braden, Lorelia, Kenneth, Alley, Sara, Harley, Eli; one great-great-grandchild; Caiden. Marie was the 5th child of William and Rosa Becker lived on farm in St. Leo, Kansas. She grew up in a farming family with her 14 siblings. While attending school in Cunningham she met Kenneth Cooley. The two were married January 28th, 1950. They had seven children, Terry, Verla, Kathy, Kim, Randy, Pam and Brian. Marie was a proud and devoted wife. She was known for her homemade cookies and made sure to have some on hand when family and friends came to visit. She was a true angel on earth, always looking for the best in others and never saying a bad word about anyone. She will be dearly missed by all. Memorials to: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.