Patrick Eugene Cooper (61) passed on November 17, 2021 at Saint Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO, peacefully and surrounded by his loving family.

Patrick was born on December 21, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Rockhurst High School, the Universities of Missouri and Kansas and Rockhurst University.

He lived to judge barbecue contests, cheer loudly at football games, design flying cars and blueprint houses. He was a scout leader for Troop 98 of Prairie Village, KS, and was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus.

Patrick lived to laugh and enable the happiness of those around him. In any given room, his laugh was the loudest. He was a great listener and had an analytic mind. An architect by training and a manager of people in practice, he was a creator and artist, endlessly dedicating his vision for our future to writing, sketches, paintings and found art.

He was fascinated by and reverent to history, and mischievously explored the philosophies behind our world – often through the lens of humor. He was skeptical but not cynical; witty but not dry. He was generous with his heart and time. He will be remembered for his warmth, creativity and loving pursuit of making others feel at home in themselves.

He is survived by his wife, Diana (Miller), his children John and Sara, his mother Maryhelen (Gossey), his brother Gerry, and his extended family who he adored.

He is preceded in death by his father, Wallace (Wally) Cooper, and his sister, Jean Day.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS at 5:30 pm on Monday, November 22, 2021. For those unable to attend in person, the mass will be live streamed on https://stannpv.org/patrickcooper and on https://www.facebook.com/stanncatholicpv.

In lieu of flowers, Patrick’s family requests that donations be offered to the American Stroke Association at https://www.stroke.org. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.

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