Elsie (Hooper) Cobb a respected citizen of Durant, Oklahoma and beloved family member passed from this earthly life into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the age of 102 years 11 months and 1 day. She was born in a log Cabin in Bryan County, Northeast of Durant on Tuesday, August, 29, 1911 to Frank M. and Mattie Bell (Parker) Hooper. Elsie Hooper met and married her husband Marvin E. Cobb who preceded her in death on August 14, 1991, on Friday, June 9, 1933 in Durant, Oklahoma.
Elsie was a faithful and committed member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Durant, Oklahoma were she served as the President of the NWMS for 45 years. She cared deeply about the community she lived in and dedicated many years of her life to civic organizations where she served as; membership secretary of the Bryan County Retired Educators Association, was a member of the Three Valley Museum, Disables American Veterans Auxiliary, American Association of Retired Persons, retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma Auxiliary.
Elsie was passionate about education and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1937 and a Master of Education in 1970 at Southeastern in Durant. She had a variety of teaching jobs over her lifetime; in 1933 she taught at Lone Oak, was eventually made the principle of the Lone Oak or Armstrong School systems where she also taught the 5th-8th grades. Elsie later taught at the Durant Middle School before her retirement in 1977.
Elsie had a servants heart and was a person who loved giving herself and time to family and friends.
The family of Mrs. Cobb would like to express their heart felt thanks to the compassionate and loving care of Aspire Home Health and the Four Seasons staff.
Mrs. Cobb is survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Cobb was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mattie Hooper; husband, Marvin Cobb; daughter, Twyla Jane in 1984; brothers, Haskell, John and Doyle Hooper; sisters, Lela Hayes and Lucille Cureton.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 6-7:00 PM Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A Service in honor of her life will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Durant with Dr. Ark Noel, Jr., Rev. Harold Blankenship and Rev. John Kinsey officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Serving as her pallbearers will be Ed Tucker, Bill Rutherford, Rich Baggs, Tyler Johnson, Dustin Tucker, Berry Rutherford, Don Hayes and Cecil Smith.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.
Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.