Obituaries — 09 September 2013

Hellen Erlene Cook, age 72 of

Buckner, MO was found Sunday,

August 11, 2013 at her lake house

in Warsaw, MO. Cremation with a

memorial service was held at 2:00

p.m., Saturday, August 17, 2013 at

the Blue Springs Assembly 2501

NE Duncan Rd. Blue Springs, MO

64029. Inurnment followed in

Buckner Hill Cemetery. The family

greeted friends from Friday evening

at the church. Donations may be

made in her name to Alzheimer’s


Hellen was born November 30, 1940

in New Madrid County, MO to George

and Mae (Smith) Cox. She was a

registered nurse and had worked at

Independence Care Center until she

retired in 2006. She enjoyed flower

and vegetable gardening, exercising,

going to garage sales and most of all

spending time with her family. She

was a long time active member of the

Blue Springs Assembly Church where

she taught Sunday school, VBS and

was a greeter. She was a member of

AARP and AMAC. She is survived

by her husband of 50 years, Howard

Cook of the home; 2 daughters, Terri

Cook and husband Ron Weber of

Randolph, WI and Darolyn Fagg

and husband Brian of Independence,

MO; a son, Mike Cook and wife

Teresa of Buckner, MO; 2 sisters,

Murlene Thurman of St. Louis, MO

and Sandra Farris of Pevely, MO; a

brother, Donald Cox of St. Louis,

MO; a half brother, Jack Cox of St.

Louis, MO; 13 grandchildren, Maria

Cook, Brent Cook, Krystal Cook,

Sara Cook, Rachael Cook, David

Cook, Klayton Cook, Derek Teeter,

Baili Teeter, Mitch Weber, Emily

Fagg, Kevin Fagg and Kyle Fagg

and 2 great grandchildren and 2

great grandchildren, Mia and Alexa.

She was preceded in death by a son,

Kraig Cook and a brother Wayne

Cox. Online condolences may be

expressed at

(Arrangements: Speaks Suburban

Chapel (816) 373-3600)

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