Mamie Kooker Obituary

Mamie P. Kooker
Mamie P. Kooker
Mamie P. Kooker

May 16, 1917 - February 15, 2010
Born in Adelphi, IA
Resided in Pleasant Hill, IA
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Mamie P. (Vermie) Kooker, 92, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2010 at her home with her family by her side. She was born the eldest of eight children on May 16, 1917 in Adelphi, Iowa, to Virda (Freel) and Simon Vermie. She grew up on a farm in northern Iowa. They moved during her teenage years and she graduated from Mitchellville High School. On New Year's Eve, 1937, she was united in marriage to Halford M. Kooker. Mamie and Hal raised their family the Des Moines area. Mamie was a homemaker and her life was of service to her Heavenly Father and all those she met. She was an active member of Rising Sun Church of Christ.
Mamie is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband of 72 years, Halford Kooker; her daughters, Donna (Richard) Curry and Judy (Roy) Mills; her son, Gene (Barb) Kooker; sisters, Aliene Lansing, Lillian (Ray) Duethman, and Irene (Paul) Hantsbarger; her brother, Herbert (Donna) Vermie; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant children; sister, Esther; brother, Elmer and his wife Annie Vermie; brother, Wilmer Vermie and brother-in-law, Oscar "Jack" Lansing.
Visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Iles Grandview Park Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 19, 2010 at Rising Sun Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, February 18, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rising Sun Cemetery
University Ave. & Rising Sun Dr.
Pleasant Hill, IA US 50317
Friday, February 19, 2010
10:30 AM


Iowa Commission for the Blind
524 Fourth Street
Des Moines, IA 50309