Doretta Kay Pitts Soper


    Doretta Kay Pitts Soper, (nee Booker) of Cook Station, Missouri was born on Monday, August 28, 1944 in Licking, Missouri to Fred S. and Jessie W. (Sliger) Booker and passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 10 days.


    Doretta attended Steelville High School.
    She married James Leroy Pitts on January 4, 1961 in Granite City, Illinois.
    Years after James passed away, she met Roy Eugene Soper Jr. who she later married on July 1, 2005 in Cuba, Missouri.
    Doretta was a former member of the Ladies’ Club in Cook Station, Missouri and was also active with the Cook Station Community Club.  She was a cook at UMR in Rolla, Missouri for many years and later at High Adventure Ranch for 12 years.  
    Doretta loved sports and was an avid Cardinals fan.  She liked to dance and square dance with her husband, Roy.  She loved to be on the river and to fish.  She enjoyed spending time in the garden and to raise her cats and chickens
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Jessie Booker; first husband, James Pitts; second husband, Roy Soper Jr.; parents-in-law, Frank and Ruth (Earney) Pitts; father-in-law, Roy Soper Sr.; brother, Larry Booker; brother-in-law, Don Taylor; sister-in-law, Patricia “Pat” Booker; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Pitts; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter (Deloris) Pitts, Afton (Deloris) Pitts, Robert (Birdie) Pitts, Pershing (Karen) Pitts, Cecil (Helen) Pitts, Glen (Judy) Pitts, Florence (Tom) Hicks, Larry Cothran, Stella Clay and Kordean (Lucian) Moore.
    She is survived by her mother-in-law, June Soper of Rolla, Missouri; children, Allen (Linda) Pitts, Tim Pitts (Mary Marty), Monty (Brenda) Pitts, Justin Pitts (Jessica Bocardo), all of Cook Station, Missouri, Brad (Teresa) Pitts of Kennett, Missouri and Jason (Chrissy) Pitts of Steelville, Missouri; step daughter, Kimberly (David) Robison of Vichy, Missouri; siblings, Vernon Booker, David (Christina) Booker, Brent (Tana) Booker and John “Ricky” (Teresa) Booker, all of Cook Station, Missouri, Donald (Ruth Ann) Booker of Lake Springs, Missouri, Dana (Wayne) Richter of Steelville, Missouri, Michael Booker (fiancée Jeanie) and Debbie Taylor, both of Salem, Missouri; brother-in-law, Monroe (Sherry) Pitts of Cook Station, Missouri; sister-in-law, Shirley Cothran of Steelville, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held  at 1 p.m. with Pastor Casey Reed officiating.
    Burial was at the Carr Cemetery in Cook Station, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.