Monday. July 2,1979
Long Illness fatal
to Nadine Sooter
Nadine  F.  Sooter,  57.
Chetopa, Kan., Route 1, died today at 7 a.m. at Miami Baptist Hospital
 after a lengthy illness. Mrs.Sooter was born June 9, 1922, in Oklahoma, and had lived 
most of her life near Commerce, moving to Chetopa three years ago. She had
worked with her late husband, Fred Sooter, at the Sooter Chat Co. and
 attended the Highway Tabernacle in Cardin.

Survivors include four sons, Buddy Sooter, Baxter Springs,
John   Sooter Commerce, Jimmy Sooter Welch, and Leon Sooter,   Chetopa;    three
Daughters, Dottie Coons, Chetopa, Mrs. Linda Irwin, Tulsa, and Mrs.  Shirley
Thomas, Tulsa; a brother, Wayne Davis, Chelsea; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Dowell,
rural Afton, and Mary Johnson, Ketchum; her mother, Mrs.
Nellie Davis, Vinita, and 16 grandchildren.

by Dottie Coons (daughter)
To those who knew and loved her, for she is sadly missed.
No sad tears for me, please, rather recall me with a fond smile as the wife,
 mother, and friend who shared your laughter, tears and dreams through the years.

Save your sadness and sorrow for those who have not enjoyed life as I have.
No sad tears for me, please. I've laughed a lot, cried a little. I've seen a thousand
 sunsets and new dawns. I've walked through a rainy forest and watched an ocean roll.
No sad tears for me, please. For no woman dies as long as there is one person left in
 the living world who remembers with fond recall--shares a thought with her—though she
 is gone ahead. A woman is never gone as long as there are those who recall her 
memory with a wistful smile.

All who have loved and have been loved have earned a piece of immortality.
So, please, no sad tears for me.