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Dorothy Cook

March 2, 1925 — March 30, 2020

Dorothy P. Cook, 95, of Aledo, Illinois, died Monday, March 30, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center in Aledo.  Cremation has been accorded and there are no services.  Private burial will be at a later date in the Viola Cemetery.  Memorials in her name may be sent to First Christian Church in Keithsburg.   Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at

Dorothy was born March 2, 1925 in Galesburg, Illinois to Jesse and Ellen Chesser Daves.  She attended Wataga High School and married Bernard I. Cook November 21, 1942 in Palmyra, MO.  He died in 1990.

She was employed at the “Old” Mercer County Nursing Home for nine years and was employed at Admiral in Galesburg for 15 years, retiring in 1983.  Dorothy enjoyed canning, gardening and bowling in the Town and Country Leagues.

Dorothy is survived by five grandchildren:  Tammy (Kenny) Jackson of Seaton, IL; Terry (Kelly) Crossley of Portland, Oregon; Toni (Rick Hanson) Cook of Solon, IA; Laura Cook and Larry Cook Jr., both of Lyons, IL; 11 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; and a special “son”: Harvey Smith of New Boston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons: Larry and Roger; one granddaughter: Jenni Jo Cook and one brother.

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