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Freddy “Fred” Dean Cook

1931 – 2009

Loving husband and father, Fred Cook, 78, of Chanute, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Benedict, Kan., the son of William “Bill” and Zola Cook. He graduated from Benedict High School where he met and married Marjorie Evelyn Lewellen on Nov. 17, 1950. They were married 59 years and had daughters Pamela Deanne and Sherry Zolena.
Fred served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. He was a member of the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, where for the past six years he was the commander of the VFW, running the bingo program.
Fred worked for AT & SF Railroad as a telegraphic operator and a switchman in Chanute, worked construction in Wichita, Kan., and he was a dispatcher for the City of Chanute Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol for many years.
Family who will miss him greatly are his loving wife Marjorie; daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Randy Cole of Hoyt, Kan., and Sherry and J.B. Welch of Neosho, Mo.; four grandchildren, Shawndee (Cole) Knight and her husband, Mike, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Stanton Cole and his wife, Summer, of Bonner Springs, Kan., Alaina (Welch) Eastman and her husband, Scott, of Joplin, Mo., and Austin Welch, of Neosho, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren, Grace, Corynn, Abigayle, Ethan, Conlan, Cole and Hutson; brothers and sisters, Dale Cook of San Diego, Calif., Richard Cook of Godley, Texas, Billy Cook of Bonner Springs, Melvern Cook of Warsaw, Mo., Norma Wescott of Chanute, Juanita Ropp of Fredonia, and Betty Hash of Neodesha.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Willis and Hubert Cook, and a sister, Marybelle.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Chanute. Burial will follow in the Altoona Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Memorials in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
“To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.”

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