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Zelma Oreva Cook

August 9, 1927 - September 16, 2012

Zelma Oreva Cook, age 85 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Samaritan Hospital in Macon, Missouri.

Born August 9, 1927 in Youngstown, Missouri, she was the daughter of William and Myrtle (Iaiser) Stewart. On September 10, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri, she married Herbert Cook who preceded her in death on July 9, 2006.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Peggy Ann Swann; one son, Troy Cook; four brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are five sons, Tom Cook, Kenny Cook, Daniel Cook and wife Kathy, all of Gifford, Missouri, David Cook of Kirksville, Missouri, and John Cook and wife Barb of Unionville, Missouri; five daughters, Patty Purvis and husband Terry of Kellogg, Iowa, Fran Tipton and husband Larry of Elmer, Missouri, Debbie Broadus of La Plata, Missouri, Lori Phillips of Bevier, Missouri, and Lisa Schultz of Gifford, Missouri; one brother, Bill Stewart of North Richland Hills, Texas; two sisters, Lois Foutch of Macon, Missouri and Betty Correll of Cookeville, Tennessee; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Zelma moved to Gifford, Missouri from Ewing, Missouri in 1976. She attended the Elmer Baptist Church. She enjoyed working, gardening, and spending time with her family. Zelma was a devoted and loving mother and wife.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Canaday Cemetery, northwest of La Plata, Missouri under the direction of Travis Funeral Chapel, La Plata, Missouri.

Pallbearers will be her sons, including David Baker.

Memorials in memory of Zelma Oreva Cook may be made to the Elmer Baptist Church. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.

E-Memorial Book and Condolences

Signed by: Sandi Gavin on September 19, 2012 #

To all of Zelma's family, my prayers are with you. Wish I could be there. Zelma was a wonderful person and she will be missed.

Sandi (Williams) Gavin

Signed by: Barbara Rohr on September 25, 2012 #

We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Kerwin and Barb (Cole) Rohr

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