Monday, October 11, 2010

Amanda Emilene Cook, 82, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville.

She was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Pinoak, W. Va., the daughter of George and Etta Mae (Cooper) Blackwell. On March 26, 1946, in El Dorado, Kan., she was united in marriage to Verlin Cook, who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1993. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two daughters, Barbara Lou and Linda Sue; and two brothers, Lloyd and Berman Blackwell.

Survivors include: two daughters, Debbie JoAnne Carlson and her husband, Jim, of Cassville, and Shirley Munoz and her husband, Richard, of Louisburg, Kan.; one brother, Garnet Blackwell of Rock, W. Va.; three sisters, Myrtle Cooper, of Houston, Texas, Pearl Baldwin, of Princeton, W.Va., and Fern Crumb, of Newark, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

She grew up and received her education in West Virginia, graduating from high school in Motoaka. She then graduated from Salina Beauty Academy. Much of her life was spent in West Virginia and Kansas, moving to Cassville in 1972. She was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Doyle Russell conducted the services. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.

Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice in her memory.

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