Aug 10, 1942---Nov 21, 2022

     Thomas R. Cooley, 80, of Kansas City, KS, passed away Monday, November 21, 2022.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, November 30, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Sister Servants of Mary.

     Tom was born August 10, 1942, in Kansas City, KS.  He served his country in the United States Army Reserves.  Tom was the City Manager for Bonner Springs, KS, the City Administrator for Edwardsville, KS and County Commisioner for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/  Kansas City, KS.  Tom was on the Boards for the Wyandotte County United Way, Leadership 2000, Wyandotte County Economic Development Counsel, Wyandotte County Citizen Planning Committee, Edwardsville Kiwanis, Club,Mens Support Group-Sister Servants of Mary, Mid America Regional Council, Heart of America BSA, Bonner Springs Martin L. King Celebration Committee, Kansas Association of City Managers...

He is survived by his wife Charlya, son Christian Cooley, granddaughter Regan, brother Dennis Cooley, sisters Patricia Cooley, Rosemary Shoaf and extended family and friends.



Condolences

Linda Nov 23 ,2022

Sorry for the loss. Tom had a good life and he was always a pleasure to be around. The memories are everlasting. Peggy Miller remained by his side through his illness. She provided care and peace to the end. Tom will truly be missed. Our hearts go out to Chris, Reagan, and Tom’s brother and sisters. Rest In Peace.

Linda Spiess Nov 24 ,2022

It's never easy losing a loved one, so sorry for your loss, Tom helped Kansas City, Kansas in so many ways. Love to his sister Rosie,and family I know he will be sadly missed. Prayers to help you through this time.

Mary Gonzales Nov 24 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

John Mendez and I send our condolences. John loved serving on the Commission with Tom and valued his friendship.

Rebecca/David Meditz Nov 26 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Our thoughts and prayers to Tom's family. The Board of the Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum, Inc. will miss his guidance. Rebecca and I will miss him greatly and I will miss our debates about the importance of history.

Kelly Shoemake Nov 27 ,2022

Cousin of Charlya, Chris & Regan ,Canton ,Michigan

Condolences to Charlya, Chris and Regan. Thinking of you all with love. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for joy in times of sorrow. Love, Kelly Shoemake

Linda Letcher Nov 28 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Deepest Sympathy to the Cooley families. He will be missed by so many friends.

Chiquita Miller Nov 29 ,2022

To the Cooley family, my sincere condolences. Mr. Cooley was a Commissioner, and loyal Board member to the K-State Research and Extension office here in Wyandotte. His legacy is long reaching and may your memories provide comfort. Prayers of God's healing grace sent to you all.

Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Ave
City:
Kansas City
State:
KS
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Nov 29 ,2022
Time:
5:00 PM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Address:
1086 North 94th Stret
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66112
Date:
Nov 30 ,2022
Time:
10:30 AM
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