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Jean Van DeVenter Cook
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1921
Avon
Bon Homme County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 2009
Falls City
Richardson County
Nebraska, USA

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Jean Cook, 87, of Falls City, NE, passed away August 25, 2009 at Falls City. She was born December 23, 1921 at Avon, SD to the late Lester M. and Hazel (James) Van Deventer.

On June 11, 1940 she married Keith Cook at Troy, KS. He passed away on May 25, 2000.

Jean moved with her parents and family to Stella, NE at the age of 18 months. She graduated from Stella High School in 1938, as Valedictorian. The couple established their home in Stella when married and also lived at Everett, WA while Keith was in the U. S. Navy and she worked in the Civil Service. They returned to Stella following his discharge from service and later moved to Verdon, NE and moved to Falls City in 1959 and she has lived here since. Jean had worked for Kreifel's Building Center and also Jim Hill's, both in Falls City, until 1978 when she began caring for their son Jack in their home for 23 years. She was Nebraska Mother of the Year in 1983 and also received the Good Neighbor Award in Falls City. She was a member of the Bible Fellowship Church at Falls City.

Jean is survived by her sons, Larry and his wife Cherie of Kansas City, MO, James and his wife Tammy of Falls City, Bonnie Merz and her husband Kenneth of Auburn, CA, brother, Thomas J. Van Deventer and his wife Pat of Bumpass, VA, sister, Joan Wheeler and her husband Keith of Stella, sister-in-laws, Millie Van Deventer of Humboldt, NE, Lois Van Deventer of Lincoln, grandchildren, Jeff, Jerry, Chad, Rachel, Kelly, Cory, Heather, Jennifer and Jay, great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey, Kaitlin, Megan, Jacob, Emma, Jaiden, Blaine, Emme, Lanie, Graham and Lexi. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Howard, Harold, Frank, Walt and Ray, sister, Alice Rue, daughter, Barbara Kay Cook and a son, Jack Cook.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Weinert officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at Verdon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7:30-8:30 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.
(dorrandclark.com/obituary)
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 Spouse:
  Clarence Keith Cook (1918 - 2000)
 
 Children:
  John Alan Cook (1948 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Verdon Cemetery
Verdon
Richardson County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Linda O.
Record added: May 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89999192
Jean <i>Van DeVenter</i> Cook
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Jean <i>Van DeVenter</i> Cook
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