Mrs. J.W. (Bessie) Pearson obituary. Sedalia Weekly Democrat, 2 Dec 1938, p.5, col. 4. Newspapers.com on Ancestry.com: Accessed 18 Mar 2015.
The three grandchildren were happy to see their grandmother, Elizabeth Gibson Cooper when she came to town to visit her youngest daughter in 1905. Elizabeth Gibson Cooper died on 1 May at the age of 77 in Sedalia, Missouri. Grandma Cooper is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia. I find her tombstone on Find a Grave (only front side is shown).
I have covered her parents in past blog posts proving their birth locations to be Ireland. Their family heritage includes England and Scotland.
Fred died 32 years after his wife. He died of heart failure on 9 July 1955. He is buried alongside his wife at Crown Hill Cemetery, in Sedalia, Missouri. His daughter, Joy M. Gearhart Hopper gave the information for his death certificate. His parents are listed as Virgil M. Gearhart and Carolina Roberts.2
1. Pettis County, Missouri. Death Certificates. Death Certificate #37163 (1923) Francis Marion Gearhart; Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. Missouri Digital Heritage. Death Certificates. www.sos.mo.gov. ancestry.com : Accessed 23 Nov 2015.