|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1910|
|Death: ||Feb. 29, 1932|
Burns suffered in a coal oil explosion at her home near Lancaster Feb. 11 resulted in the death of Mrs. Velma Stutz, 21 wife of Francis Stutz. Her grandfather, A. A. Cooper, retired Effingham farmer died on the train en route to Mrs. Stutz' sick bed.
Atchison Globe, February 1932
Burns suffered in a coal oil explosion at her home three miles southwest of Lancaster, Feb. 11, resulted in the death of Mrs. Velma Cooper Stutz, 21, wife of Francis Stutz, Atchison County farmer and employee of the Kansas state grain department, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, in the Atchison hospital. The condition of Mrs. Stutz has been critical since the accident.
The premature birth of a daughter on Feb. 14 weakened Mrs. Stutz' condition and her brave fight for life was futile.
Mrs. Stutz' maiden name was Velma Alice Cooper. She was born September 29, 1910, at Arrington, and was married to Francis Stutz in May, 1929, at Effingham. They were farming at the Stutz homestead, which had been in the family since 1859.
Mrs. Stutz is survived by her husband; her father and stepmother Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cooper; one sister Miss Lola Cooper, teacher of the Madison school near Lancaster; the following step brothers and step sisters, Donald and Dorothy (twins); Howard and Alice; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm Freeland all of Effingham.
Mrs. Stutz graduated at A.C.C.H.S. four years ago. After her graduation she was an employee of the Luse Bakery where she met many people and made friends of every one of them, by her courteous treatment and jolly manner.
Mrs. Stutz was loved and highly respected in both the Effingham and Lancaster communities. She was a member of the Christian church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Presbyterian church with the Rev. O. J. McCulloh, of Shawnee, in charge.
Violet Hoffman, Katherine Anderson, Paul Miller and Prof. Franklin Thorpe, with Marjorie McLenon at the piano, furnished appropriate music.
Pallbearers were Earl Strine, Lorne Kemp, Harry Cohoon, Walter Coohon, Francis Juencke and Percy Hoffman.
Burial was in the Evergreen cemetery.
Effingham New Leaf, March 4,1932
Guy G. Cooper (1887 - 1953)
Elizabeth S. Freeland Cooper (1890 - 1913)
Velma Alice Cooper Stutz (1910 - 1932)
Lola Frances Cooper Juencke (1912 - 1990)*
Howard R. Cooper (1916 - 1986)**
Dorothy Lois Cooper Scott (1920 - 2011)**
Alice Marie Cooper Taliaferro (1922 - 2007)**
Created by: Stephen Nottingham
Record added: Mar 02, 2011
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