Dorothy Cooper Hayden, 94 of Owensboro, Ky., died on Friday, December 16, 2005, at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was born in Meade County, Ky. to the late Felix Jerome Cooper and Genevieve Craycroft Cooper. She was retired from Owensboro Board of Education as bookkeeper and payroll clerk. Was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral and former member of the Altar Society and had lived at the Carmel Home since 1996. She graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy and attended Western Ky. University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Claron Hayden, Sr. in l958 and a son, Patrick C. Hayden, Jr. in 1996. Surviving are two sons, J. Cooper Hayden and Stephen E. Hayden and his wife, Catherine both of Owensboro; one daughter, Mary E.LibbyHayden Mattingly and her husband, Ben of Somerset, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Services are 10am. Monday at St. Stephen Cathedral, visitation is from 2 to 8pm. Sunday and 8 to 9:30am. Monday, prayers will be said at 6:30pm. Sunday. Burial will be in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to; Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Road Owensboro, Kentucky 42303.

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