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A website for the Houston High School Class of 1959

Home of the 59 Tigers

Site Established: Oct 10, 2014

Sad News: Obituary for Christina Pearl (Stark) Cooper, age 77, passed away March 14, 2019






Visitation: Monday, March 18, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Evans Funeral Home

Service: Monday, March 18, 2019, at 3:00 P.M. at Evans Funeral Home

Burial: Central Baptist Cemetery

Memorials: The family respectfully suggests donations to the Christina Cooper Memorial Fund, C/O Evans Funeral Home


     Christina Pearl (Stark) Cooper, age 77, was born March 31, 1941, in Houston, MO to Virgil Norvin and June Nadine (Clark) Stark. She passed away March 14, 2019, in Springfield, MO due to a difficult surgery.

     She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Junior “Mack” Cooper; a brother, Charles Eldon Stark; and two sisters, Emma Sue Hodges, and Marlene Neal Shultz.

     She became the wife and bride of Mack Cooper on June 26, 1958. Four children were born in their union. She was a wife of almost 58 years and a business companion from 1982 to 2003 in her husband and sons business.

     Christina is survived by her children, Mac Alson Cooper and wife Cathie of Mtn. Grove, MO, Janetta Foster and husband Steve of Cabool, MO, Twila Jenkins and husband J.W. of Ava, MO, and Tina Cooper of Houston, MO; eight grandchildren; twenty two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Alvin Ray Stark of Houston, MO; two sisters, Sherry Mahurin of Kirksville, MO, and Erma Tyree of Houston, MO; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

     She enjoyed sewing, as a mom she made clothes for her, her husband and her children. At one time she was a seamstress making clothes for customers and square dancing outfits. Christina was talented in arts and crafts, flowers and quilting, and loved to square dance.

     Christina will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Source: Evans Funeral Home 


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I would like to thank Carrie Westfall Pierce, Site Administrator for the HHS Class of 1964 for the inspiration for our new site.  On Sept 30th when we lost access to after using it for 13 years, the class of 1959 lost all of our information.  I did not know of any other HHS Class websites until Carrie received the MVP Award at the Alumni Mixer on Oct 4th.  Since 1964 was my youngest brothers class I ask him about it and he showed me the site.  After viewing the source code of their site and finding out that it was created using ClassCreator I had our Class website up and online on Oct 10, 2014, with our first classmate joining on October 20, 2014.  It is still a work in progress.  

Truman the Tiger (Franklin Wells), Site Administrator for this website.

Last Updated August 27, 2017