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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
February, 1986

OBITUARY - JAMES WAVEL COOK

James Wavel COOK, 90, of Afton, passed away Saturday, February 1, 1986 at the Afton Care Center. He was born at Guss, Iowa in Taylor County, on Sept. 5, 1895 to John and Mary (MORRIS) COOK. He grew up in the Diagonal area and attended school at Star Center.

In October, 1925, he was married to Myrtle BLAUER and to this union four children were born. His wife passed away in September, 1941.

He farmed his earlier years and worked on road construction until retirement. For the past six years he had resided at the Afton Care Center. John was a 50-year member of the IOOF Lodge.

He is survived by two sons, Dick and wife Marilyn of Van Wert and Jim and wife Donella of Creston; two daughters, Marie and husband Roy JUDAH of Red Oak and Pat and husband Mike SMITH of Afton; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Walter BLAUER and Homer BLAUER; three sisters-in-law, Ethel DOLECHECK, Fern WAUGH and Mary COOK.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Robert SCHREMSER, grandson Eddie SCHREMSER, and brother Thayer.

Services were held February 4, 1986, from the United Church of Diagonal, Diagonal, Iowa, conducted by Rev. Eydie DEAL. Music was provided by Mrs. Claire NEWTON and Mrs. James CLARK.

Casketbearers were Dan COOK, Jim SMITH, Rick GROSS, Denny SMITH, Tom HANSON, Terry SMITH, Bob MOFFITT and Rick McINTOSH. Honorary pallbearers were Dick COOK, Dan BENSON, Douglas COOK, Mike McGUIRE, Homer BLAUER, Herman CONORD and Gary SCHREMSER.

Burial was in Knowlton [Centenary] Cemetery at Diagonal, Iowa.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010

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