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Mildred Smithers Coook

May 19, 2029 May 14, 2013
Mildred Smithers Coook
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Mildred Smithers Cook died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Palm City, Florida. Mrs. Cook was married to the late Gordon F Cook of Beattyville, Kentucky. Mrs. Cook was a native of Irvine, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Elbert A. Smithers and Lenora Yaden Smithers. Mrs. Cook was employed as a Home Economics teacher with Lee County High School from 1965 until 1991. Prior to that, she had taught in Anderson County, Kentucky and Vandalia, Ohio. Mrs. Cook was a graduate of Irvine High School, and received both her Bachelor's of Science and Master's degrees at Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Cook was very proud of the number of young women she assisted in the Future Homemakers of America in obtaining positions in the state organization. Mrs. Cook was a member of the Kentucky Association of Home Economics Teachers, Region 12, serving as both President and Treasurer. She served as President of the Wilderness Trail Home Economics Teachers. She served as President and Vice President in the professional society Delta Kappa Gamma, Pi chapter. Mrs. Cook was a member of the Beattyville Women's Club, serving as president in 1975. She was a member of the American Cancer Board from 1976 to 1987, and a member of the Lee County Library Board from 1964 to 1970. Mrs. Cook also served as Regent of the Three Forks chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for seven years. Mrs. Cook served as President of the Sunshine Club of the Shrine from 1981 to 1982. She served as the Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star from 1987 to 1989. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile from 1987 to 1995.Mrs. Cook was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Beattyville, Kentucky where she served on the Bishop's committee from 1965 to 1970 and was President of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church women from 1970 to 1976. She was a member of the Daughters of the King from 2001 to present. Mrs. Cook's passions in life were painting and cooking. She enjoyed helping the Shriners with crippled children in their hospitals, and she truly missed being in her native state of Kentucky the last seven years. Survivors are her two sons Timothy (Nancy) Cook of Atlanta, Georgia, and Gregory (Janet) Cook of Dallas, Georgia; her daughter, Cynthia (Sam) Scott of Stuart, Florida; three grandchildren, Amanda Cook of Atlanta, Georgia, Ashley Cook of Alexandria, Virginia, and Travis Walters of Midway, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her son, Frederick Cook. Visitation will be held Sunday evening May 19, 2013 at the Lewis Funeral Home in Irvine, Kentucky from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Order of the Eastern Star Service at 7:30 pm, Sunday. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Irvine Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Hatton officiating. Burial will follow at the West Irvine Cemetery.

Service:

11:00 AM Monday May 20th, 2013

Irvine United Methodist



Visitation:

6:00 PM Sunday May 19th, 2013

Lewis Funeral Home

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