Mt. Vernon Register-News

January 31, 2014

Rita Cook


The Register-News

---- — Rita Darlene Cook, 60, of Macedonia, died 7:14 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at her home.

She was born Sept. 10, 1953, in St. Louis, the daughter of Elvin Zook and Shirley (Crawford Clemons. She married Steven F. Cook on Dec. 1, 1979; he survives in Macedonia.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father, Elvin Zook of Akin; her mother, Shirley Clemons of Macedonia; two sons, Erik Davis of Benton and Brandon Cook of Benton; a daughter, Darla (Victor) Vazquez of Corpus Christi, Texas; a brother, Rickey (Judy) Shepard of Alton; a sister, Sharon (Bradley) Clemons of Equality; and four grandchildren.

She was a home amker and worked several years as a licensed practical nurse.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Macedonia Cemetery in Macedonia with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.