We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cobden Location
Frances Elaine (Tucker) Cook of Anna left this world at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale surrounded by her family. She was born April 27, 1946 in Anna, the daughter of Bernice (Baker) and Francis (Ed) Tucker. She married David J. Cook, Sr. on December 27, 1964 in Cobden. They shared 57 years together. From this union, came three children, David J. Cook Jr and wife Janet, Scottie Dale Cook, Amanda and husband Chris Fowler all of Anna; grandchildren, Joe and Jessie Cook, Misty and Brett Short, Robert and Shannon Cook, Nicole and RJ Tully, Cody Cook, Allison Fowler and Liam Fowler; 16 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. She is also survived by two brothers, Roger Tucker of Olive Branch, IL and Billy Joe Tucker of Cape Girardeau, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Ruth Ann Stuber and Sandy Dexter; one brother, James Tucker; two aunts she adored, Louise and Pearl Baker and two stepfathers, Charles Campbell and George Morber.
Frances enjoyed decorating for every holiday with Christmas being her favorite. She decorated her large dining room table and surroundings with miniatures and a village. This took two weeks for she and David to set up just so her grandbabies could come to see. She enjoyed being a member at the Anna Moose Lodge and helping with fundraisers and meetings. She held her membership and friends close to her heart. She became a member of the College of Regents, the most coveted recognition within the Women of the Moose.
She held many rolls in life, she was a very loving wife and mother. Nothing ever came before her family. Frances never missed a little league ball game or a Sunday skating rink trip. Even in her middle age years, she was still a great skater. She was also a softball coach, short order cook, housekeeper, taxi service and nurse. She loved family dinners and everyone had to be there.
She will be missed by her husband and family.
Funeral services for Frances Cook will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2022 at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden with Rev. LaRue Parr officiating. Interment will follow at Cobden Cemetery. Family and friends may gather from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour of 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Anna Moose Lodge. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.