Obituary: Loren ‘Tom’ Cooper

Loren “Tom” Cooper Jr., 80, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita. He was born Aug. 27, 1935, in Leavenworth to Loren T. Sr. and Lela (Smith) Cooper. On Feb. 5, 1959, he married Beverly Elberson in Miami, Okla., and she preceded him in death on April 18, 2012. Tom was a retired locomotive engineer for Santa Fe Railroad. He is


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