Molly Frances Cook


ELDORADO, Ill. -- Molly Frances Cook, 91, of Eldorado, passed away September 8, 2019, at Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

Molly was born near Equality, Illinois, on March 17, 1928, to the late Halton and Mary Margaret (Barnett) Mitchell. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Eldorado. For the last four years, she was an active member of the Ladies Christian Fellowship Sunday School class at Lone Oak First Baptist Church of Paducah, Kentucky.

Molly graduated as Salutatorian of her graduating class at Equality High School in Equality, Illinois. She worked as a Secretary to the Superintendent of Unit 4 School System. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Meyer Grain Company.

She was married to Malcolm Gene Cook and he preceded her in death in December, 2010. She is survived by her son, Dr. Kenneth Gene (Darlene) Cook of Paducah, Kentucky; three grandchildren Kara Cook of Louisville, Kentucky, Heather (Ben) Sparks of Louisville, Kentucky, and Dr. Ross (Dr. Nicole) Cook of Pinehurst, North Carolina; two brothers, Carl (Linda) Mitchell of Surprise, Arizona, Joe (Kathy) Mitchell of Ballwin, Missouri; one sister, Peggy (Alan) Jurgensen of Elgin; and a sister-in-law, Betty Mitchell of Eldorado and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Gerald Frank Mitchell of Eldorado, Fred Mitchell of Texas and one sister, Cora Nell Raymer of Michigan.

Funeral services for Molly Cook will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado. Burial will be at Lindale Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home from noon to 1:30 p.m. with service beginning at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials in Molly's name be made to the First Baptist Church of Eldorado or Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky.

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