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Florine (Flo) Meade Cook 89, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House, following a long illness.
Flo was born September 2, 1928 in Hammond Creek, KY. She was one of seven children born to the late Curtis and Eulah Castle Meade. She was a faithful member of the Oceana Church Of Christ and a part-time cook at Kopperston Grade School.
In addition to her parents, Flo was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Harry F. Cook; her son, Harry Dale Cook; in-laws, J. Earl and Lula Rollins Cook, James E. Cook, Henry Eugene Cook, Edith Cook and Helen Adams Meade and Elizabeth (Mousie) Daniels; and siblings, Estill Meade, Lloyd Meade, Pauline Meade Scarberry, Fred Meade and Darrell Meade.
Flo is survived by her daughter, Debra Kay Cook of Kopperston; one sister, Judy Meade Butcher and her husband, Ira (Butch) Butcher of Paintsville, KY; sisters-in-law, Kay Meade of Van Lear, KY, Lois Jean Cook of Beckley, and Willadean Meade of Flatwoods, KY; grandchildren, Darrell Cook and Jeff Cook, both of Oceana and, Holly Cook-Collins and husband, A.B. Collins of Charlotte, NC; two great-grandsons, Aiden and Noah Collins of Charlotte, NC. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Flo was a caring and compassionate woman who loved her family as well as her church family. She read her Bible every night before she went to bed and loved attending church. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Flo, loved her.
The Cook family would like to express a special appreciation for her excellent care givers: Margie Hatfield, Amanda Hubbard, Linda Stafford, Calista Trent, Mona Owens, Dorothy Brooks, Candace Stafford and Deanna Cook. An extra special thank you to Mom's nieces (just for being there), Brenda Topping, Betsy Browning, Diana Cook and cousins, Wilda Powell and Rhonda Trull-Cook.
Flo loved the musical stylings of her great-great-niece, Whitney Ann Walker. Whitney, at the age of three, would bring her guitar to entertain Aunt Flo. Whitney brought sunshine to her Aunt Flo on cloudy days. Flo also loved visits from her great-great-niece, Madilyn Walker, and great-great nephew, Owen Walker.
The Cook family would like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to visit, send cards, made phone calls and sent treats to Mom during her illness.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Bower's House, 454 Cranberry Dr, Beckley, WV 25801.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Evans-Calfee Funeral Service, 1081 Cook Parkway, Oceana, with the Pastor Randall Topping and Elder Joe Besenyei officiating. Interment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may gather with the family from 11am until time of service on Thursday.
Ira Butcher, Randall Topping, Randy Topping, Lowell Meade, Harold Meade, Van Topping and Hudson Topping will serve as pall bearers.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at evans-calfee.com.
Published on December 26, 2017
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