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Delores M Cook

December 20, 2019

Delores M. Cook age 74 passed away peacefully on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Asbury Park in Newton, Kansas.  She was born December 15, 1945, in Marion, Kansas to Willis Linn and Gertrude Schill Linn.  She was a 1963 graduate of Marion High School.  She married Chilson Cook in 1964, in Newton, Kansas.

She worked for many years as a custodian at Newton High School and was known and loved by generations of Newton students.  Delores truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; she was selfless and her desire to serve went beyond the church as well.  She is probably best known throughout the community for her skill in preparing food.  She was faithful in providing individual meals for the sick and at the same time she relished in coordinating large carry in dinners.  She is survived by her son, Wayne Cook and daughter in law Pam Cook, her sisters, Barb (Larry) Creamer, Betty Loney (Tom) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, Lonny and her longtime friend Al Heine.


Family, friends and others whose lives Delores touched are invited to the First Missionary Church 1300 Berry Avenue, Newton, Kansas 67114 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. visitation and 11:00 a.m. Celebration of Life Service.  To express condolences, visit www.petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com


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6 thoughts on “Delores M Cook

  1. Delores was an incredible person and a Railer super fan. She will be remembered by so many for she was truly a friend to many. She has been a part of so many families. Our condolences to Wayne. RIP

  2. Delores such a sweet lady who loves Jesus who shined brightly for him and now does in heaven❤ She was at the same nursing home of my Dad’s. The place is dimmer without her. She was so kind and motherly to all, she will be greatly missed.

  3. I meet Delores when my sister moved from her home on Asbury campus to Nelson Hall and from day one she treated my sister like she had known her for years. I enjoyed talking with her and will miss her, like I know everyone at Asbury will. She definitely was a shinning light and heaven is a lot brighter. My condolences to her family.

  4. I remember when I was a freshman at Newton High and Delores worked as a custodian. I enjoyed her beautiful smile and her abundant amount of fiery energy. She will be missed. RIP Mrs. Cook.

  5. Delores was always so friendly at Asbury Park. I know my dad and his wife will miss her terribly. We will miss seeing her smiling face and her crafts when we visit as well.

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