Longtime Tecumseh resident Alice M. Perry, age 101, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018, at her home in Tecumseh.

Longtime Tecumseh resident Alice M. Perry, age 101, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018, at her home in Tecumseh.

Alice was born Nov. 13, 1916, in McLoud to Arthur E. and Katie (Senkowski) Rogers. She was reared in McLoud, graduated from McLoud High School, and attended Katherine Gibbs Business School in Oklahoma City. Alice has lived in Tecumseh since 1939, and on Jan. 14, 1940, she married James T. Perry in Lincoln County.

After being a homemaker and raising her son, Alice taught herself to be a legal secretary. She worked for most of the legal offices in Shawnee and she became well known for her ability to provide an “on call” legal secretarial service.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Perry; and nephew, Jeff Perry.

Alice is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James Thomas Perry Jr. and Marianne of Santa Rose Beach, Florida; niece, Ronnye Perry Sharp of Tecumseh; her caregivers; and many other friends.

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Stephanie Stephens of Broadway United Methodist Church, Tecumseh, officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family has designated The Bright Focus Foundation, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Division, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871 as appropriate for memorials.