Charlene Cool, daughter of the late Milus Jasper Roper and Virgie Tackett Roper, was born Sept. 10, 1943, in Viola, Ark. She died Nov. 2, 2008, at Lee's Summit Medical Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., at the age of 65.
She was united in marriage to Gary Cool on Aug. 21, 1971, in Independence, Mo. She was employed by Sears, Roebuck and Company in Kansas City for 26 years. She was a member of Waldo Baptist Church in Independence, Mo.
Survivors include: her husband, Gary of Lee's Summit, Mo.; her son, Bobby Cool and wife, Lisa of Lee's Summit; grandchildren, Taylor and Brandon Cool, Alexis, Sydney and Austin Stuby; her brother, Kenneth Roper of Viola; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: a sister, Louise Romine; and her father and mother.
Funeral services were held Nov. 7 at Flora Church with burial following in the Flora Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.