Karen Lee Cook departed this world for her heavenly home on Aug. 17, 2019, at the age of 68.
Born Dec. 28, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter of the late Guy George and Lelia Mae Haubold Turner.
On June 12, 1970, at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Marston, she was married to Calvin Cook, who preceded her in death on July 28, 1994.
Karen was the most selfless, loving, kind hearted soul that anyone could have ever met. She loved everyone and always showed compassion towards all. She was a God-fearing Christian who loved our Lord and Savior with all her heart. After being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, she never once questioned God. She fought the dreaded battle of cancer and was so strong and always kept the faith no matter what. Even toward the end, she never once questioned God and was always so brave. Her bravery and strength in the face of a terminal diagnosis was amazing and should be an inspiration to us all. We would like to thank Crown Hospice for their exceptional services during her illness. They went above and beyond and we will be forever grateful.
Karen is survived by her daughters, Sherry and Donald Brown, Chrystal Cook, and Angie Mays all of New Madrid; one brother, Bill and Lydia Turner of Cape Girardeau; one sister, Belinda Turner of Sikeston; four grandsons, Michael Wayne and Casie Brown of New Madrid, Nick White of New Madrid, Austin and Allison White of Campbell and Devin Brown and Brea Phelps of New Madrid; one granddaughter, Mylee Cook of New Madrid; two brothers-in-law, Gary Cook of Wappapello, Robert Cook of New Madrid; one sister-in-law, Linda and Steve Rogers of New Madrid. She is also survived by a very special sister, Jeannie Redden; special friend Sue Lowery; and a host of many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters-in-law, Betty Britt, Annie Cook and Linda Turner.
Pallbearers will be: Nick White, Austin White, Devin Brown and Michael Wayne Brown.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Ronnie Adams, Gary Cook, Billy Turner, Bobby Turner, Josh Wessel, Matt Wessel and Dustin Cruse
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. also at the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church with Dan Wisely and Jason Redden officiating.
Burial will follow in the Portageville City Cemetery.
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