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Myrtle Cook

Myrtle Jane Comer was born July 20, 1930 in Maloy, Iowa to Rolla Bryan and Florence Marjorie (Smith) Comer.  She graduated from Maloy High School in 1948.  Later she got her teaching certificate from Maryville.  After she received her certificate, she taught school at country schools, was the librarian at Diagonal School and substitute taught at several surrounding schools through the years.

On December 23, 1951 she was united in marriage to John Carl Cook.  They settled on a farm near Diagonal where Myrtle was a homemaker and helped John on the farm.  Myrtle loved quilting, embroidery, and crochet.  All of her children, grandchildren, and some of the greats have handmade quilts lovingly made by Myrtle.  Myrtle was a member of the Friendly Neighbors Club and participated in their quilting sessions and card parties.  She always had an extra quilt on hand to offer for a family in need.

She was a good seamstress and made many of her children's clothes--even prom dresses._She guided her daughters in their quilt and sewing projects for 4-H for many years.

Myrtle never claimed to enjoy cooking but there was not a school function that was not graced with home made raised doughnuts fried in lard and coated in sugar glaze.  They were the best.  She also made wonderful chocolate cakes with fudge frosting, as well as many pies and cookies.  She made pounds of fudge and divinity at Christmas time and gave most of it away.  No one ever left her table hungry.  The kids all had friends over and they were all welcomed.  Then there were the pheasant hunters and deer hunters who enjoyed her ham and beans, chili, and vegetable stew.  There were cakes and pies and sandwiches for snacks in the afternoon or when anyone stopped by for a visit.  She canned and froze many quarts of vegetables, fruits, and chickens--nothing ever went to waste.

Myrtle loved music and supported her musical children through the Band Boosters.  Later in life she enjoyed attending music jams and of course Lawrence Welk on the tv.  She was also an avid reader and read everything from history, biography, and romance.  She always had a book by her chair.  

Myrtle passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Creston Specialty Care Center.

Left to cherish her memory are her three sons John (Shelly) Cook of Creston, Bryan (Darlene) Cook of Diagonal and Dale Cook of Shannon City; three daughters SuAnn Cook of Diagonal, Teresa (Roger) Craft of Creston and Melody (Jeff) Beebe of Brookeville, Indiana; brother Bryan Merl (Marge) Comer of Mount Ayr; sister Shirley (Lee) Brand of Mount Ayr; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and extended family.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John in 1992; sisters Ethel Akers, Margaret Browns; brothers Allen “Bud” Comer and Rolla Ray Comer in infancy.

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An Autumn Morning was ordered on April 8, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 8 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you in his care during this difficult time. Noel

Noel A Apr 8 2019 12:00 AM

A Blooming Basket was sent on April 7, 2019

Bryan and Darlene Cook and Family Sorry for your loss. Linda Hill and family

Expression of Sympathy Apr 7 2019 12:00 AM

An A Little Bit of Sunshine was ordered on April 6, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM

A Hydrangea Plant was sent on April 6, 2019

With deepest sympathy! Remembering Myrtle and the 'Friendly Neighbor' that she was. Enjoyed many afternoons playing with you kids growing up. Bless each and everyone of you! Mike and Jo Brady

Expression of Sympathy Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy for your lost, Bryan, Darlene and family. It is hard no matter the age of a parent. Love to you all and take care of each other. Janet and Frank Young and family.

Janet and Frank Young Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of Myrtle. She was a great woman and how she put up with our class substituting is beyond me. Always had wonderful treats for Randy to bring to class on his birthday. Was a very talented homemaker and a really nice person. I am sure she will be missed by many.

Julie Routh Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM