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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Joe M. Cook

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  • Funeral services for Mr. Joe M. Cook, 71, of Louisiana, Missouri, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the First Christian Church in Louisiana. The Rev. Al Boatman will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Members of Elks Lodge #791 will conduct Memorial Services at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Frankford, Missouri. Joe passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at his home with his family by his side.
    He was born November 26, 1941, in Kahoka, Missouri, the son of Virgil and Helen Magness Cook.
    He married Lillian F. Salmons August 20, 1960, in Mexico, Missouri, and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Rev. Terry Cook and wife, Kathi of Louisiana, Missouri; one daughter, Sherri Pellham and husband, Ted of Springfield, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter; one brother, Bob Cook and wife, Linda of Hannibal, Missouri; and nieces and nephews.
    He graduated from Frankford High School and attended the Hannibal LaGrange College at Hannibal, Missouri.
    He had been employed as a printer for Western Publishing Company in Hannibal for 17 years. He then worked for KPCR Radio Station in Bowling Green, Missouri, as an announcer for 12 years. He then went into business opening the “Eagle Business Products Store” in Louisiana, Missouri, which he owned and operated for 21 years.
    He was a member and Deacon of the First Christian Church in Louisiana. A member of Elks Lodge 791, 37 year member of the Louisiana Rotary Club and had a perfect attendance record, member of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and Bowling  Green Chamber of Commerce. He was a long time leader of Boy Scout Troop 156 in Louisiana. He was a volunteer/field staff for American Motorcyclist Association for 40 years.
    He loved traveling and had traveled extensively in North America and had ridden his motorcycle hundreds of thousands of miles.
    Honorary pallbearers are: Flip Flaharty, Hayden Adkinson, John Sitton, Jeff Guay and  Phil Frame. Active pallbearers are: Walt Crew, Kenny Six, Dale Knaus, Erine Winchel, Virgil Beer and Doug Rader.
    Memorials may be given to the Pike County Cancer Park or to Pike County Home Health and Hospice in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, M0 63353

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