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Linn County News

Published March 31, 2021

 

Veta Fay Cook, 87, formerly of Pleasanton, Kan., died on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo. Veta was born Feb. 15, 1934, in Nottinghill, Mo., to Kenneth Calvin "K.C." and Jencie Betty (Newman) Williamson. She graduated from Gainesville High School, Gainesville, Mo., on May 10, 1951. On June 14, 1952, she married Thomas Leo Cook in Harrison, Ark. Veta was a "Jill of all trades." She could do anything! She maintained a 14-acre garden with over 400 tomato plants keeping the weeds at bay with only a hoe. Veta was excellent in math, which served her well in her various jobs in sales, selling everything from vacuum cleaners to paint and milk.

Veta was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Tammy Renee Overturf; five brothers, Warren Cloyd Williamson, Raymond Lester Williamson, Charles Owen "C.O." Williamson, Melvin Wayne "Dutch" Williamson and Verl Arlyn Williamson; and two sisters, Marcia Ruth Baxley and Eudine Robb.

Survivors include one son, Thomas Ray (Rebecca "Becky") Cook; four daughters, Linda Diann Berry, Teresa Lynn (Phillip) Sweigart, Cynthia Leila Rogers and Delilah Laureen "Lori" (Richard) Payton; a grandson who she raised, Brian Cook and his wife Stefanie; one brother, Kenneth Calvin "Calvin" Williamson Jr.; one sister, Yvonne Keeny; 14 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

A funeral service was on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. A graveside service was held on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Thornfield Cemetery, Thornfield, Mo. The family suggests contributions to Veta Cook Memorial Fund, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, PO Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075.  Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

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