Alex Cooper, a sacker at the Prairie Village Hen House, died unexpectedly and was found Jan. 3 in his family home. He was so cherished that well-wishers raised more than $12,000 in three days for his funeral and burial.
Alex Cooper, a sacker at the Prairie Village Hen House, died unexpectedly and was found Jan. 3 in his family home. He was so cherished that well-wishers raised more than $12,000 in three days for his funeral and burial. Blythe Edelman
Alex Cooper, a sacker at the Prairie Village Hen House, died unexpectedly and was found Jan. 3 in his family home. He was so cherished that well-wishers raised more than $12,000 in three days for his funeral and burial. Blythe Edelman

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