Margaret Cook

In Loving MemoryMargaret J. Cook, 91 of Butler, Missouri passed away December 9, 2014 at Adrian Manor in Adrian, Missouri. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Friday, December 12, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Butler with Fr. Thomas Hermes as Celebrant. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:30 – 7 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, where the Rosary will begin at 7 PM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National MS Society, or Adrian Manor activity fund. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Margaret J. (Munsterman) Cook was born November 12, 1923 in Montrose, Missouri to Joseph and Barbara Munsterman. She married Donald Cook on January 7, 1947, and to this union seven children were born.

Margaret worked three years selling Amway. She was a seamstress for over five years and would often take on many sewing projects long past those five years. She worked 19 years part-time at the Butler Grade School cafeteria. She was a full-time wife and mother aside from all those occupations.

Margaret had many interests and hobbies. She pieced quilts, gardened, often canning over 500 quarts a season. She loved to make baked goods not only for family, but also to give to friends and acquaintances. She loved to play cards with family and friends, drink coffee and socialize with friends. She also liked to read for pleasure, and she prayed daily for well over an hour. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and an active member for many years in the Women’s Altar Society, where she served as president for two years. She organized and managed many social events and activities for the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Barbara Munsterman, her loving husband Donald Cook, and a grandson, Donald Cook. She leaves her three sons, Ronald Cook of Chilhowie, Missouri; Earl Cook and wife Tommy of Concordia, Missouri; and Kenneth Cook and wife Sheree of Adrian, Missouri; four daughters, Carol Hartline and husband Terry of Lamar, Missouri; Elaine Schraml and husband Wayne of Harrisonville, Missouri; Diane Taranto and husband Joe of Belton, Missouri; and Charlene Blacksher and husband Todd of Springfield, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews.

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12 thoughts on “Margaret Cook

  1. Charlene, Diane, Elaine, Carol, Ronnie, Earl and Kenny,
    I don’t know if I would have survived my childhood without your mother! Your mom always was uplifting and kind to me when I came to your house. Margaret always made sure I had something to eat and always wanted to make sure I was ok. I would get tickled at the way your dad would flirt with your mom and her response, they were quite the couple! Your mom encouraged me to go to church and to be kind to others and for that I will always be grateful. Your mom showed me that being happy wasn’t about money but it was about love and family. Margaret was one amazing woman and I was blessed to have known her. May God give your family comfort and peace during this very difficult time for your family. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend your mom’s service but I will be praying for your family. My deepest sympathy. Brenda (Gillis) Swaidner and Family.

  2. Elaine and family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a very loving lady, and very warm hearted, always welcoming and had a kind spirit even when she was ill.
    Thinking of you,
    Emiy Hudson

  3. Sorry for your loss. Not only do I remember spending time at her house and was raised with the family. She was my Godmother. Please take care of her in the Heavens. Dear Vanessa keep strong and know you have friends when your down.

  4. Carol and family, So sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing lady. I loved going to your home when I was a teenager. Margaret was like my second mom.I have such fond memories spending time at your home. Sorry I can’t be there but I will be praying for all of you at this difficult time. May God grant you strength in the days to come. Love you all.

  5. Your Mom was such a kind and lovely lady. There is peace knowing she is in Heaven. She was in Prayer and Praise Club with my Mom who passed away in 05. No matter how old we get, it is always hard to lose our precious mothers. I extend to you my deepest sympathy. Linda Dennis Fairman, class of 77 with Charlene, and past coworker of Wayne and Elaine



  7. Elaine and family,
    So sorry about your mother. I did not know her but reading about her made me think that she was quite the mother and friend.
    My prayers are with you.
    Loretta Rockey

  8. With our sincere sympathy for your loss…Margaret was such a sweet, kind lady…Praying you will find peace and comfort in your memories of her.

  9. Elaine and family So very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very warm hearted lady, caring soul, and did not know a stranger. She will be greatly missed.

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