BETTY R. COOK, 83, of Hindsboro, IL, passed away at 3:30 P.M. on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main, Arcola, IL. Rev. Bret Hammond will officiate. Burial will be in the VanVoorhis Cemetery in rural Hindsboro, IL. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Edwards Funeral Home.
Betty was born on February 9, 1932 in Parker Township in Clark County. She was a daughter to Leo and Mirtie (Graham) Ashby. She married Donald Wayne Cook on May 21, 1950 in Casey, IL. He passed away on July 10, 2000.
She is survived by one son Donald Gene Cook and his wife Patty of Hindsboro, IL, two daughters, Carolyn George and her husband Kevin of Allerton, IL and Karen Guthridge and her husband Charles of Hindsboro, IL, eight grandchildren, Libby Ard and her husband Robert of Oakland, IL, Wendy King and her husband Shaely of Zionsville, IN, Melissa Smith and her husband David of Hindsboro, IL, Christine Wyant and her husband Wayne of Allerton, IL, Heather Brown and her husband Jason on Allerton, IL, Ashley Ramm and her husband Darren of Ogden, IL, Ellen Mathias and her husband Jeff of Arcola, IL and Katie McConnel and her husband Dillon of Hindsboro, IL, seven-teen great-grandchildren, Caleb and Breann Ard, Donavon and Davin Smith, Tanner, Cody, Mason and Brynna Wyant, Trenton, Jason and Vivian Brown, Dylan and Austyn Ramm, Emilee and Joshua Mathias, and Kimberly and Allyson McConnell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one grandson Michael Guthridge.
Betty spent several years as the owner and operator of Cook’s Café in Hindsboro making friends with farmers and individuals in the community.
Memorials may be made to the Hindsboro Civic Center.