Dottie (Sooter) Coons

Ms. Dottie Coons left this world behind and entered into heaven's gates on
Thursday morning, July 21, 2011 at her home in Vinita, Oklahoma.

Dottie was born July 4, 1938 in Whitebird, Oklahoma to her parents
Fred and Nadine Sooter.

Dottie was a longtime resident of Chetopa, Kansas owning and operating
Dottie’s Flower Shop for many years. She was also the co-owner of
Huntsman Camper, Inc. Dottie was a faithful member of
Oswego First Baptist and loved her church family dearly.
She also served as a pre-need counselor for Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home
for many years as well.

Dottie loved people and was a true servant to many. Several children were blessed with Dottie’s love as she became a foster parent. No child went unloved on Dottie’s watch.

She is survived by her one son, Billy Ellsworth of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma;
one daughter, Sheryl Bible of Vinita, Oklahoma; one sister, Linda Gray
of Vinita, Oklahoma; four brothers, Buddy Sooter of Hesperia, CA,
Jimmy Sooter of Fairland, Oklahoma, Leon Sooter of Miami,
Oklahoma, and Johnny Sooter of Fairland, Oklahoma;
 four grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Dottie was preceded in death by her parents; one sister,
Shirley Thomas; and one daughter, Diana Kay Ellsworth.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at
Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lin Jones officiating.

Interment will follow at GAR Cemetery.