Znobia Cook

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Znobia Jane Cook, 89, of Jackson passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 25, 1923, on the family farm outside Antlers, Okla., to George Robert and Bertha Emily Lance Veal. She married Wallace H. Cook on Sept. 12, 1942. He preceded her in death Feb. 26, 2001.

Znobia worked at Martin Aircraft and Tinker Air Field during World War II while her husband served in the European Theater.

Znobia accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and lord early in life. She served others through her volunteer work and church activities. She was active with PTA, Cub Scouts, and Extension Homemakers Unit. She held many positions at her church in Wichita, Kan., including junior high counselor, Sunday-school teacher, UMW president and trustee.

Znobia was a beautician many years in Wichita. She relocated to Jackson in 2002, and moved her church membership to New McKendree United Methodist Church. Her mobility and health prevented her from continuing her volunteer and church work after moving to Jackson. Znobia made many friends while in the nursing homes here through supportive conversations, encouraging comments, a listening ear and her positive attitude.

Survivors include a son, Donald E. (Cheryl) Cook of Jackson; two grandsons, Mark (Shannon) Cook of Jackson and Jeffrey (Jill) Cook of St. Peters, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Kelsey Tuschhoff and Abby Dumey of Cape Girardeau, Steven, Ellie and Marie Cook of St. Peters; a brother, Robert "Bunk" Veal of Albany, Ore.; a sister, Mary Veal Murphy of Salem, Ore.; and many nieces, nephews and friends in Kansas and Southeast Missouri.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, George W. Veal, William Claude Veal and Jackson Veal; and two sisters, Hazel Margaret Veal and Adella Rebecca Veal Baker.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating. Interment will be at a later date at White Chapel Cemetery in Wichita.

Memorials may be made to Feed My Starving Children at www.FMSC.org or your local food pantry.

Online condolences may be made at www.cracraft-miller.com.