Ross "Donovan" Cooprider

Birth:Friday, June 29, 1928
Harvey Co, Kansas
Death:Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Obit:Friday, June 20, 2014
Reno Co, Kansas

Ross "Donovan" Cooprider, 85, died June 18, 2014, at Parkview Home in Wayland, Iowa. He was born June 29, 1928, in Newton, Kan., to Ross and Carrie (Zimmerman) Cooprider.

He graduated from Hesston Academy in 1946. Donovan married Edith "Edie" Schrock on March 9, 1951, at Yoder Mennonite Church, Yoder, Kan. Donovan farmed in Yoder and worked at Cessna Fluid Power for approximately 30 years. After his retirement from Cessna, he drove a school bus for the Haven School District, Haven, Kan. Donovan was also a board member for the Haven School District. He was a member of South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, where he served as an elder, sang in quartets, and taught Sunday school. He was a train enthusiast and ran the trolley at Midwest Old Threshers in Iowa.

In February 2012, Donovan and Edie moved to Wayland, Iowa. Survivors include: his wife, Edie (Schrock) Cooprider of Wayland, Iowa; two sons, Doug Cooprider, (Diane) of Nevada, Iowa, and Barry Cooprider (Holly) of Hutchinson, Kan.; two daughters, Wendy Leichty (Lonnie) of Wayland, Iowa, and Tami Cooprider of Topanga, Calif.; sister, Anna Joyce Hoff of Newton, Kan.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. Donovan was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.

Graveside service will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at Yoder Cemetery, with memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. at Journey@South Hutchinson, with Pastor Howard Wagler officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Journey@South Hutchinson.

Memorials may be made to Journey@South Hutchinson or Parkview Home, Wayland, Iowa, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Source: Elliott Mortuary and Crematory

Ross Cooprider

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