Obituaries detail

Paula Darlene Hampton

Paula Darlene Hampton, 60, passed away on November 19th in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Paula Darlene Hampton, was born to the late Isabel (Billie) Swopes and Frank Cooper on April 25, 1960.  She grew up in Wyandotte, Kansas, graduating from Wyandotte High School, before seeking a degree at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.  Paula worked at Hallmark Cards, Inc., before attending college and worked as an assistant store manager and district coordinator for Babies R Us. Paula was a loving mother and newly minted grandmother.  

Paula is survived by her three children, Oscar L. Hampton IV, Jessica-Marie Hutchison (Austin Hutchison), and Isabella L. Hampton; her siblings, Junette Cooper, Frankie Cooper, Cosandra McBride, Millie Belcher (Johnnie), Doris Cooper-Birks (Donald), Rodney Cooper (Felicia), Earlen Brown (Nancy), her grandchild, Olivia M. Hutchison and numerous nieces and nephews. 


Paula was very vocal about the importance of social distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Per her wishes, a memorial service will be delayed until all her family, friends and others can fully and safely assemble, to honor her passing. The family has set up a memorial Facebook page where details of the future service will be published when we all can safely celebrate our collective loss.



Adalyn Nov 28 ,2020

Friend of son ,Troy ,New York

Love, prayers and hugs to you all.

Elaine F Bruce Nov 28 ,2020

Aunt ,Kansas city ,Missouri

My heart is breaking because of the loss of Paula We will all miss her Love to all of her children and Family

John and Stacey Bruntzel Nov 28 ,2020

Family Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. We are sending love and prayers to all of you.

Tracy Staten Nov 28 ,2020

Friend of son, Oscar ,Columbia ,Missouri

What a wonderful woman lost too soon. My thoughts & prayers are with the family in their time of heartache during this holiday season. Remember... Grief is like an ocean. It comes on waves, ebbing & flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, sometimes itโ€™s overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. ๐Ÿ’ž

Angela Roulette Nov 28 ,2020

Friend of Oscar ,Kansas City ,Missouri

My sincerest condolences and to my friend Oscar and to his family. This too shall pass. โค๏ธ

Karlene Wagner-Jackson Nov 28 ,2020

Cousin ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

Thinking of your family. Paula was always so nice and thoughtful in all the times I interacted with her. I have memories of her coming to my house when we were kids. Sheโ€™ll be missed.

Carolyn Adams Nov 29 ,2020

Family/friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

To the entire family, my prayers and condolences are with each of you in the passing of Paula. Even though itโ€™s been a while since I last saw Paula, the fond memories that I have will always be. Growing up together, sleep overs (on Waverly), VBS at Zion Travelers, family get-to-gathers and our school days, just to name a few. These memories will last a lifetime. The smile that Paula had is one to remember. To her children and the entire Cooper and Swan families, I pray that the Lord will comfort you during this time. Much love to each of you. Carolyn

Asie Mahone Nov 29 ,2020

Friend ,Burbank ,California

My prayers to Paula's family and the whole Cooper family. I pray for your comfort.

Darryl Davis Nov 29 ,2020

Classmate ,North Hollywood ,California

Love u Paula rest the n peace condolences from the Wyandotte Class of 1978

Carol Hall Nov 29 ,2020

Parkwood Neighbor ,Kansas City, ,Kansas

You all are in my Prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Sana Nov 30 ,2020

Neice ,Dubai

From God we are born and to him we shall return. My beloved Auntie, how I wish I was able to see you and you were able to see my children before you passed. You were so loving, kind and caring. I will miss you so much. I love you. Sana, Rami, Sara and Ilya๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ God bless

LaJuana Franklin Nov 30 ,2020

Friend of Doris Cooper-Birks and family ,Kansas City ,Kansas

To Doris (Niecey) Cooper-Birks,the Cooper and Swan Family: My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your loved one (Paula). I pray that GOD will wrap His loving arms around you,that He will comfort and keep you, and give you peace. Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. I love you all. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โคโคโค

Brittany Blackman Nov 30 ,2020

Friend of Isabella ,Philadelphia ,Pennsylvania

Sending my most sincere condolences to Isabella and family. Wishing you all the best through this most difficult time. My thoughts are with all of you, and Iโ€™m deeply sorry for your loss.

Shandreka White Nov 30 ,2020

Cousin ,Kansas ,Kansas

Iโ€™m so sorry to hear that your mom pass away ๐Ÿ˜ญyour mommy had a big heart โค๏ธ for everyone she dearly miss ๐Ÿ˜ข I love you guys and we will keep you in prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Marilyn Drew-Long Nov 30 ,2020

Classmate ,Keller ,Texas

Many God provide comfort and peace to the family.

Juanita Carr Nov 30 ,2020

Classmate,friend ,Kansas city ,Kansas

Praying for the family. Itโ€™s hard losing someone that you love. Your family are in my prayers.paula you left too soon I didnโ€™t even get to talk or see you.

Wyandotte High School Class of 1978 Nov 30 ,2020

Classmate ,Kansas City, ,Kansas

To the family of our dear and beloved classmate Paula Cooper Hampton. Reflection of our classmate as we know her. Paula was a shining light in our school. Her smile would light up any room and her heart shined even brighter. Paula loved people and she believed in Justice for All. She was an advocate for people who could not speak up for themselves. She was confident and very determined to achieve her goals in life. She believed that everything had a perfect balance and she wanted to create that for her life. Paula was involved in many activities in high school. One we all remember is Westlerette. Paula was a cheerleader for our Champion Wrestling Team. She was the best. Although Paula has taken her flight to Heaven she will always be remembered for the genuine love she shared with us all. Family we lift you up in continual prayer and with sympathy we express our condolence. We thank you for sharing her with us for a season. The following verses of I Corinthians 13th Chapter reminds us of Paulaโ€™s humanitarian spirit and love for all people. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is humble all of the time. Love is not easily angered, Love does not seek its own. Love is not jealous or envious. Love bares all things, believes all things. Love endures all things. Love is a more excellent way. Paula endured the test of time with love. ๐Ÿ’— Love you Paula. Humbly Submitted, Paul Jones, President and the classmates of Wyandotte High School Class of 1978.

Renee Doss Dec 01 ,2020

Childhood friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I am so sorry to hear Paula died, I grew up with Paula, many good memories. Prayers for the Hampton, Swan and Cooper Family

Denise Harrison Webb Dec 03 ,2020

Classmate ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I am so sorry to hear this. Condolences to her family. I have wonderful memories of Paula. During our senior year in high school, we were co-captains of the Wrestlerette squad. She was a wonderful person.