Rose Mary Cook of Sullivan, Missouri was born on October 18, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri to George and Della (Asher) Mitchell and passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the age of 92 years.
She was raised in Webster Groves and attended the Goodall School.
Rose raised her family in St. Clair, Kirkwood and Sullivan, Missouri. The family settled in Sullivan, Missouri in 1963, where she remained until her passing.
Rose lived a life made remarkable by the experiences and relationships that filled it. She was close with her many brothers and sisters and together they made mischief, laughter and memories.
In her youth, Rose excelled in school, danced ballet, loved fashion, went to the movie theater as often as she could, worked hard both inside and outside of the home and attended USO dances.
Rose will be remembered for her quick wit, determination and generosity. Rose was skilled at cooking and was well known for her green thumb. She loved flowers, watching birds from her porch, crocheting and reading.
Rose was a woman of faith and when her health permitted, she attended Cuba Church of Christ. She lived all stages of her life with remarkable grace and humor.
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Benton and husband Kenneth of Sullivan, Missouri, Kathy McCluggage and husband Wayne of Laddonia, Missouri and Becky Orton and husband John of Cuba, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 18 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oval Cook; her son, George “Chris” Cook; great great grandson, Chandler Werley; parents, George and Della Mitchell; five sisters, Norma, Nora, Virginia, Juanita and Vivian; and four brothers, Elmer, Willard, Buck and Sonny.
Private graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020 at the Prospect Cemetery in St. Clair, Missouri with John Orton officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.
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