Ethel Marie Cook


Ethel Marie Cook, 67, of Miami, Okla., passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami after a short illness.

Ethel was born July 15, 1947 to Paul Millard and Mura Maxine (Groom) Cook, Sr.

Ethel was a very happy and loving person and touched many lives over the years. She was raised and attended school in Picher, Okla. and later moved to Claremore, Okla. with her parents. They returned to Northeast Oklahoma in 1978. Ethel then resided in Vinita at the Home of Hope and then at a group home “K House” of Hope housing in Miami for the past 10 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baxter Springs, KS.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents.

Ethel is survived by her brother Paul M. Cook, Jr. and wife Alma of Baxter Springs, Kan., a sister Carolyn Sweeney and husband Ed of Quapaw, Okla., two nephews Phillip Cook and wife Stacy of Carl Junction, Mo., Kenneth Cook and wife Stephanie of Quapaw, Okla., two nieces Courtney Sweeney – Legore and husband Joe of Kissee Mills, Mo. and Ashley Monson and husband Travis of Springdale, Ark., several great nieces and great nephews, cousins and other family and many friends.

Funeral Services will be Monday November 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, Okla. Rev. Wayne Handle and Fr. William F. Sweeney will officiate. Interment will be in Baxter Springs Cemetery in Baxter Springs, Kan. Pallbearers will be Phillip Cook, Kenneth Cook, Travis Monson, Joe Sweeney – Legore, Kyler Cook and Cooper Cook. The family will receive friends Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home before the service. Online condolences may be made at Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla.