Obituary for Molly Frances Cook


Molly Frances Cook, 91, of Eldorado, Illinois, passed away September 8, 2019 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

Molly was born near Equality, Illinois, on March 17, 1928 to the late Halton and Mary Margaret (Barnett) Mitchell. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Eldorado. For the last 4 years, she was an active member of the Ladies Christian Fellowship Sunday School class at Lone Oak
First Baptist Church of Paducah, Kentucky.

Molly graduated as Salutatorian of her graduating class at Equality High School in Equality, Illinois. She worked as a Secretary to the Superintendent of Unit 4 School System. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Meyer Grain Company.

She was married to Malcolm Gene Cook and he preceded her in death in December, 2010. She is survived by her son, Dr. Kenneth Gene (Darlene) Cook of Paducah, Kentucky; three grandchildren Kara Cook of Louisville, Heather (Ben) Sparks of Louisville, and Dr. Ross (Dr. Nicole) Cook of Pinehurst, North Carolina, two great grandchildren, Brady and Ansley Sparks of Louisville, KY. Two brothers Carl (Linda) Mitchell of Surprise, Arizona; Joe (Kathy) Mitchell of Ballwin, Missouri; one sister Peggy (Alan) Jurgensen of Elgin, Illinois, and a sister-in-law Betty Mitchell of Eldorado, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were two brothers Gerald Frank Mitchell of Eldorado, Fred Mitchell of Texas and one sister Cora Nell Raymer of Michigan.

Funeral services for Molly Cook will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado. Burial will be at Lindale Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home from 12:00-1:30 pm with service beginning at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials in Molly’s name be made to the First Baptist Church of Eldorado or Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky.


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