Vance Eldon Cook Obituary


Clark County Clipper
Ashland, Kansas
June 3, 1999
Vance Eldon Cook
May 28, 1922 - May 25, 1999
    Vance Eldon Cook  the son of Robert and Mabel (Givler) Cook  was born on Sunday, May 28, 1922 at Ashland, Kansas, and departed this life on Tuesday, May 25, 1999, Clay Center, Kansas at the age of 76 years 11 months and 27 days.
    Vance grew up in Ashland and attended school.  Vance entered the U.S. Army November 11, 1942 and was honorably discharged October 14, 1945.
    Vance and Elsie Fontelle Clark were united in marriage April 19, 1942 at Ashland, Kansas, and to this union three children were born Robert, Kenneth and Earl.  They lived in Newton, Kansas for a time, and for the past 25 years they have lived in Florence, Kansas.  Vance worked as an auto mechanic for 25 years and for the past 17 years has been and employee of the Heston Manufacturing Co. Heston, Kansas.
    Vance was preceded in death by his parents, as son, Earl Clark Cook "Pee Wee" in 1947, also three brothers and one sister.  He leaves as his survivors his loving wife Elsie Cook of the home, two sons Robert Cook and wife Mary; Kenneth Cook and wife DeAnna, 16 grandchildren and one great-grand child, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends.
    Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 28, 1999 in the Highland Cemetery, Ashland, Kansas with Rev. Gary Mills, Jr. officiating.  Military graveside rites were held by Ashland VFW Post #7770.  The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation or American Cancer Association both in care of Myatt Funeral Home, Ashland Kansas.
Some places have been omitted to protect the living.


Contributed by Pearl Cook Ellis  October 25, 2006.


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