Memorial services for Marilyn Cook will be 6:00 PM Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel, Drexel, Missouri (816-657-4400) with Rev. Gary Cantrell officiating. Visitation prior to services, 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Inurnment will be 10:00 AM Monday in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Merwin Christian Church or Wolfner Library. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Lois Marilyn Croson Cook, quite often called Mimi, age 69 of Adrian, Missouri passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at her home in Adrian Manor where she had lived for the past eight years.
She was born on a Thursday evening, October 19, 1944 to George Allan and Lois Geraldine Noland Croson. She was the oldest of three children.
Marilyn attended the first eight years of school at Rocky Point, a one-room country school, and graduated from Drexel High School in 1962. She was united in marriage to Robert M. Cook at the Drexel Christian Church on June 7, 1963. Their only son, Scott Allan was born on March 29, 1965. She and her husband lived in Drexel throughout their married lives.
Marilyn attended the Drexel United Methodist Church during high school and later in her married life her family pledged their membership to the Drexel Christian Church. Marilyn enjoyed many Thursday Bible Studies at the Manor. She was a member of the Rocky Point 4-H, a charter member of the Drexel Bonko Club, and was also a member of the Tau Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi of Drexel.
Family members recall, before the convenience of cell phones an emergency rule of thumb was “call Aunt Marilyn.” They also said that Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Bob would always record the Archie Basketball Tournament games for their nieces and nephews.
Everyone remembers Marilyn as a very good cook and an organizer who loved listening to books, and always having a smile.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son.
Survivors include her two sisters, Carolyn Kay and husband John Gunnels, Beverly Ann and husband Chet Estep, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, and many extended family members of Adrian Manor.