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Dortha Alice CooperPassing: April 24, 2019


Spice Valley Cemetery

Graveside Service

Saturday, April 27th @ 1:30 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, April 27th @ 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.


Spice Valley Cemetery

Saturday, April 27th

MITCHELL – Dortha Alice Cooper, 101, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born August 20, 1917, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Wesley and Edith (Swafford) Thompson.  She married J. Paul Cooper June 7, 1947, and he preceded her in death October 31, 1981.

Dortha was a homemaker.  She was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church and a former member of Mitchell Senior Citizens and Spice Valley Homemakers Club.  Dortha loved caring for her flowers.

Mary Lane of Cross City, Florida
Tom (Rebecca) Cooper of Mitchell
17 grandchildren
26 great grandchildren
  3 great great grandchildren
several nieces and nephews

Her parents; husband; daughters, Wanda Pearl Arnold Bultman, Helen Irene Houser; and siblings, Pearl Buchanan, Jasper Thompson, John Thompson, Don Thompson, Homer Thompson, Robert Thompson, James Milton Thompson, Andrew Thompson, and Hazel Thompson, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Spice Valley Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts: Spice Valley Cemetery Fund

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6 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Naomi Hoff | http://Mitchell, In.
    Date: April 26, 2019
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Her & her beautiful flowers always brightened Mitchell Apartments up. I looked forward to see what she grew every year. She was the official greater of Spring, & all things new to grow. I'll miss her, & her deck full of blooms. It won't be the same without her here.
  2. Guest: debra cooper | http://ORLEANS
    Date: April 26, 2019
    So very sad to see her go She was a grandma Skylar never had. Her sugar cookies were the best. Lost touch through the years but never was she forgotten. She sure loved her mushrooms.
  3. Guest: Cathy White | http://Spencer, IN
    Date: April 26, 2019
    To the most beautiful soul that ever lived. You will be so missed by many. Love you always.
  4. Guest: Patricia Phipps, Menville | http://Somerville, Texss
    Date: April 26, 2019
    I remember your mother fondly. A friend of my mother. Mary Ruth Phipps.
  5. Guest: Cynthia Deputy | http://Pikeville North Carolina
    Date: April 26, 2019
    She was my Loving Grandma . She Loved her Flowers they just like her were Beautiful . My most memorable times were at the Old Farm House . The joy of sliding down the Banister . The spring water in the trough . The Apple Trees and always lots of room to run .
  6. Guest: Cathy & Buddy Wilcoxen | http://Springfield, MO
    Date: April 25, 2019
    So Sorry for your loss.