Lillian Cook, 90, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at the Ozark Methodist Manor in Marionville, Missouri, after a short illness. She was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on November 9, 1922. She lived in Elizabeth until 1999 when she moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, and on to Cassville in 2011.
Preceding her in death were three husbands and a grandson.
Survivors include: her two children, Merian Finneran and husband, Tom, and John Murin and wife, Jenny. She is also survived by four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children.
Lillian was an accomplished and generous oil painter. She traveled many times to Italy to study art and several of her paintings hang in a convent outside of Rome as well as around the world. She began painting at age 60 and was working on two pieces at the time of her death.
The other passion in her life was her many cats. Memorial donations for Lillian may be made to the ASPCA or any animal shelter.
Mass will be held at St. Edwards Church in Cassville on September 8, 2013, and at St. Cecilia's Church in Fort Myers to be announced at a later date.