Monday, June 4, 2012

Carroll Eugene "Cookie" Cook 1935-2006

Carroll Eugene "Cookie" Cook, son of the late Leonard S. and Evelyn May (Ransdall) Cook, was born July 8, 1935 in the state of Kansas. As a young boy, Cookie and his family moved to the Waynesville, Missouri area where he attended school and graduated from Waynesville High School in 1953.

On January 9, 1954, Cookie was united in marriage to Vera Pitts. They shared over 52 years of marriage together and were blessed with four children: Rusty, Randy, Ron and Nora.

Cookie served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force for approximately fifteen years until his honorable discharge. After leaving the Air Force, he earned his barber's license and was a barber in several different locations before he and Vera started their own business. They opened Every Bloomin' Thing flower shop in Waynesville and operated the shop until their retirement in 1989.

In his spare time, Cookie enjoyed spending time with the Harley Owners Group-Ozark Mountain Chapter, Lebanon, Missouri and was also a member of the Shrine Club and the Francis J. Lynch VFW Post #3168 of Laquey, Missouri. Most importantly, he treasured the times that he could spend with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Cookie passed away passed away Friday, February 10, 2006 at Warrensburg Manor in Warrensburg, Missouri at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 2 days.

Cookie was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by his wife, Vera, his mother, Evelyn Quesenberry of Warrensburg; two sons: Randy Cook of St. Louis and Ron Cook of Dallas, TX; one daughter: Nora Payne of Warrensburg; 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Cookie was preceded in death by one son: Rusty and his grandmother: Lucille Ransdall.

A graveside service was held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 15, 2006 in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Richard Breeden officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Cookie Cook and may be left at Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

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