Elsie Cook Obituary

Elsie M. Cook
Elsie M. Cook

March 2, 1921 - January 6, 2018
Born in Pinnacle, Arkansas
Resided in Granite City, Illinois
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Elsie M. Cook, 96, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:58 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home.

She was born March 2, 1921 in Pinnacle, Arkansas, a daughter of the late John Frank and Noella Duffy (Campbell) Williams.

She married Jack Thomas Cook on November 9, 1941 in Roland, Arkansas and he passed away on December 22, 1978.

She was a loving and devoted homemaker and enjoyed attending New Creation Fellowship in Mitchell. She enjoyed helping with Relay for Life, cooking, sewing and keeping up to date with the daily news. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Douglas F. Cook of Granite City, a daughter, M. Lynette Cook-Dunham of Mitchell; son-in-law, Michael Mercer of Pontoon Beach; six grandchildren and their spouses, Tinette Medley, Tracy and James Hillmer, Tammy Cook, Thomas Mercer, Lindsey and Cory Markham and Melissa and Woody Soonattrakul; fifteen great grandchildren, Bradley, Alyssa, Quinn, Cole, Drew, Darick, Darian, Lauren, Justin, Dustin, Devan, James, Sasha, Jackson and Mayah; seven great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Kennedy of Roland, Arkansas and Patricia Grimmette of Little Rock, Arkansas; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Vanessa Mercer; a granddaughter, Rhana Derr and a son-in-law, Roy Dunham.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Davis officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Relay for Life and may be accepted at the funeral home.




Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebration of Life Service
Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Friday, January 12, 2018
11:00 AM
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates
50 Fountain Dr.
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Friday, January 12, 2018


Relay for Life
591 Glen Crossing Road | Glen Carbon, IL 62034 | Phone: 618-288-9500
3960 Maryville Road | Granite City, IL 62040 | Phone: 618-931-8000
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