MUSCOTAH, Kan. Thomas Cooper Wilson, 77, of Muscotah, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at the NorthCare Hospice House, in Kansas City, Missouri.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1941, in Muscotah, the son of Mike and Irene Cooper Wilson.

Tom was a farmer and stockman and also worked for Rockwell International and Atchison Casting, as a quality control supervisor, before retiring.

He was a member of St. Anns Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, in Effingham, Kansas, and the Kansas Prairie Pickers Association.

On April 9, 1962, he married Connie Kimmi, in Everest, Kansas.

She preceded him in death on May 16, 2010. He then married his wife of seven years, Carolyn Rickey.

Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn Wilson, of the home; a daughter, Angela (Hossein) Orangifard, of Prairie Village, Kansas; son, Tim (Amy) Wilson, of Indianapolis, Indiana; three grandchildren, Michael (Krystal) Taylor, Aiden Orangifard and Zahra Orangifard; two great-grandchildren, Kayla Taylor and Kody Taylor.

He was also preceded in death by: his parents; and a daughter, Cindy Wilson.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the St. Anns Catholic Church, in Effingham, Kansas.

A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening, with visitation to follow at the Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, in Horton, Kansas.

Burial will be at the Muscotah Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Kansas Prairie Pickers Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

A special message may be sent to the family at As published in the Atchison Globe.

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