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Galen S. Cooper

July 3, 1969 — September 30, 2022

Galen Scott Cooper, 53, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Belton, was born July 3, 1969, in Independence, the son of R.L. and Lois E. (Haegle) Cooper.  He departed this life, Friday September 30, 2022, at his home.

Galen was a 1988 Belton High School graduate.

On February 14, 1992, he was united in marriage to Christina Burks in Miami, Oklahoma, and to this union one daughter, Whitney, was born. They later divorced.

Galen was employed as a Residential Home Carpenter last working for the Johnson Cabinet Co. in Pleasant Hill.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting, racing, and was an avid gun enthusiast.

Galen was preceded in death by his mother, Lois E. Ervin on December 6, 2021.

He is survived by his daughter, Whitney (and James) Ferm of Belton; his father, R.L. Cooper of Melbourne, Arkansas; two sisters, Sheila (and Norman) Larkey of Belton and April (and Jeff) Cotter of Kingsville; his step-father, Tim Ervin of Pleasant Hill; one step-brother, Chris Ervin of Kansas City; two step-sisters, April Ervin of Northmoor and Staci (and Daniel) Diamond of Scott City, California; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Thursday, October 6, 2022, at the funeral home.

Graveside funeral services were held Friday, October 7, 2022, at the Strasburg Cemetery.  Pastor Ben Cotter officiated.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Lay-Clergy Council and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

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