Diane Pauline Cook Swanson


    Diane Pauline Cook Swanson of Vichy, Missouri was born on August 6, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Leslie Hobert and Helen Frances (Bray) Cook and passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the age of 88 years.


    Diane married Albert Swanson on December 30, 1950 in Pocahontas, Arkansas.
    Diane was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star, and a devoted member of the Vichy Community Church.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, bible study, and music.  She especially enjoyed playing her “bass tub” during church services and at birthday celebrations at the Vichy Wye.  
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Helen Cook; husband, Albert Swanson; two sons, Larry Swanson and Roger Swanson; three brothers, Hobart Cook, Dennis Cook and George Cook; and one sister, Shirley Moore.
    She is survived by a son, Stanley Swanson and wife Claudia of Lusk, Wyoming; daughter, Phyllis Shanker and husband Steve of St. Peters, Missouri; three brothers, Leslie “JR” Cook of Vichy, Missouri, John Cook of St. Louis, Missouri and Lynn Cook of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister, Vivian Moon of Holley Pond, Alabama; five grandchildren, Eric Swanson and wife Melanie, Brian Swanson and wife Lisa, Adam Swanson and wife Danielle, Paul Shanker and wife Randi and Andrea Barfield and husband Patrick; seven great grandchildren, Tony Boyd, Kaitlyn Swanson, Benjamin Shanker, Matthew Swanson, Alexander Swanson, Elijah Shanker and Tristan Swanson; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Gary Lane officiating.  
    Burial was in the Macedonia Cemetery in rural Rolla, Missouri.
    Pallbearers were Eric Swanson, Brian Swanson, Adam Swanson, Paul Shanker, John Cook Jr. and Steve Cook.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.