Mabel Leona Givler Cook Obituary

Clark County Clipper
Ashland, Kansas
June 29, 1961
Mabel Leona Givler Cook
December 21, 1878 - June 21, 1961
Funeral Services For Mrs. Mabel Cook
    Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Cook were held Friday, June 23, 1961 at the Ashland Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Little officiating.  Mrs. john York at the organ accompanied a duet composed of Mrs. Lester Barricklow and Mrs. LeRoy Schindler, who sang, "The Old Rugged Cross", "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", and "Sweet Hour Of Prayer".
    Casket bearers, all nephews were H. A. Novinger, Meade; Henry Novinger, Plains; T. M. Novinger, Hutchinson; Quinten Wright, Sitka; Loyal Holler, Ashland; Victor Wright, Englewood.
    The body was laid to rest in the Highland Cemetery, Ashland.  The Brown Mortuary of Ashland was in charge.
Mabel Leona Givler Cook
December 21, 1878 - June 21, 1961
    Mabel Givler was born on December 21, 1878 at Terre Haute, Indiana; the second of three children born to Samuel and Minnie Givler.  The family moved to Meade County when she was six years of age and there she grew to womanhood.
    In 1897 she moved to near Ashland, where she worked on the Lackey ranch.  It was while there that she met Robert Marion Cook, ranch foreman, and in 1898 was married to him.  To this union seven children were born.  In 1902 she and her husband went to Meade County where they homesteaded and lived until 1916, when they moved to Wyoming.  In 1917 they moved to Ashland, where they lived until 1924.   During the ensuing years they lived in Colorado and Arkansas.  Following the death of her husband in 1939, Mrs. Cook returned to Ashland, where she made her home with her children until three years ago when she moved to the Ashland Nursing Home.  On June 12th of this year she entered the hospital where she passed away on the 21st, at the age of 82 years and 6 months.
    Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and four sons, W. N., Byron L., Thomas Burton and Robert Emmet. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henry Chapman, Ashland; two sons, Winton A., familiarly known as Doc, Vance E. Cook, and one sister, Mrs. E. May Novinger, Plains; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Cook was a member of the Ashland Methodist Church.  Although life was not easy for her, Mabel never complained and all who knew her will remember her cheerful disposition.

Contributed by Al & Pearl Ellis  June 8, 2006.


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