Ruth Virginia CookRogers, AR, 1927 - 2013 0comment
Ruth Virginia Cook of Rogers passed on May 15, 2013. She was born on September 28, 1927 in Vanndale, Ark. to the late Egbert H and Delia E (Ollison) Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-three years, Grover Melvin Cook, who passed on January 13, 1982.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved spending time with her family and friends. She found comfort and strength in her Lord, Jesus Christ. She especially enjoyed going to church and singing the old gospel favorites. Family and friends will never forget her ability to laugh and smile each day, even through the last fifteen years of her life, as she suffered from a debilitating illness.
Ruth and Grover settled in Little Rock after he graduated from the University of Arkansas. Grover worked as a mechanical engineer until his death in 1982. Ruth was a homemaker when her children were young and later worked as a receptionist for the UAMS Urology Clinic for twenty years. After her retirement, she joined her son, Steve, and his family in Rogers, Ark.
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Dianne Smith (Robert) of Cincinnati, Ohio; son, Barry Stephen Cook (Angela) of Rogers, AR; sister, Bernice Tyner of Benton, Ark.; four grandchildren, Bryan Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, Erin Cook Thompson of Rog-ers, AR, Lacey Smith Esposito of Levittown, Pa., Matthew Cook of Rogers, great-grandchildren, Isla and Lucinda Smith, Hannah and Gavin Thompson and Charlotte and Eli Esposito; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 19th at the Griffin, Leggett, Healey & Roth Funeral Home, 5800 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72204. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday May 20 at 10 a.m., officiated by Brother Jaime Alexander, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista. Ruth will be laid to rest at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, AR next to her beloved husband, Grover.
The family would like to issue special thanks to the professional and loving staff at Innisfree Health & Rehab in Rogers, and the Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. We also want to recognize the caring support of Ricky Epting of the Epting Funeral Home in Rogers and Donna Fallin at Circle of Life Hospice. The family would request memorials in lieu of flowers with donation to Circle of Life Hospice, 900 NE Verdant, Bentonville, Ark. 72712. www.nwacircleoflife.org.
Please send your messages of love, comfort and support to Mrs. Cook's online guestbook at www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.
Published May 18, 2013
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Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth
5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock