Katie Eveline Minnis, 74, a resident of Hale, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at her residence.
Katie was born the daughter of Frank and Gertrude (Wilson) Adams on Aug. 11, 1938, in Breckenridge, Mo. On Nov. 22, 1997, Katie married Windell Dean Minnis, in Hale, Mo.
Katie was a homemaker, and enjoyed spending time with her family. She raised eleven children, several grandchildren, and friends.
Survivors include six sons: Willard Cooper and wife Nancy of Bosworth, Mo., Russell Wayne Minnis and wife Betsy of Higbee, Mo., Jan Earp of Hale, Mo., Orville Cooper of Avalon, Mo., Herman Douglas Cooper and wife Pat of Sumner; Mo., and Michael Cooper of Hale, Mo.; ten daughters Frances Ann Ireland and husband Sammie of Dawn, Mo., Betty Delores Howe of Chillicothe, Mo., Betty Jill Mireles and husband Roy of Fulton, Mo., Jacquline Kay Sensenich of Carrollton, Mo., Jennie Lee Plaggemeyer of Warsaw, Mo., Lou Ann O'Neal and husband Bob of Carrollton, Mo., Deborah Sue McElwee and husband Frankie of Slater, Mo., Renee Bozarth and husband Donnie of Dawn, Mo., Rita Minnis of Haulsey, Ore., and Nancy Carol Gardner of Houston, Texas; 78 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Raymond Adams of Trenton, Mo., and Dwane Adams and wife Betty of Polo, Mo.; one sister, Patricia Trippit and husband Charles of Denver, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four sons, Millard Cooper, Scotty Minnis, James Earp, and John Franklin Cooper; four brothers, Bob, Russell, Maynard, and Don Adams; and one sister, Lois Howell.
Memorial services will be held on Monday Nov. 5, 2012, at 10 a.m., at the Lindley Funeral Home Hale, Mo. There will be no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Lindley Funeral Home Hale, Mo.
Burial will be held at Enon Cemetery Dawn, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, and may be left at or mailed to the Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47 Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be left at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Hale, Mo.