Anna N CookJune 27th, 2018
COOK Anna M "Ann" Cook, 91, of California, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Capital Region Medical Center Jefferson City, Missouri. She was born on June 3, 1927 in California, to John and Beulah (Walters) Flippin. She graduated from California High School in 1946. She worked at McGraw-Edison in Boonville, Tweedies Shoe Factory in Jefferson City, and Weber Shoe Factory in Tipton. In 1949 Anna was married to Donald R. Hodler, who preceded her in death in 1957. On June 24, 1959 in California, Anna was married to Raymond E. Cook, who preceded her in death in 1987. She was a lifelong member of the California First Baptist Church. She was a NASCAR, Cubs, and Royals fan. Family was of the utmost importance to Anna. She always put them first. Anna enjoyed being with her family. Laughter often filled her home when the family would pack her home for holidays or Sunday evening meals, while Anna spent time in the kitchen preparing large meals. She loved to cook, and her homemade noodles were simply the best. Anna was incredibly proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's games and events. Anna's sweet and gentle demeanor was like no other when it came to her grandchildren. Anna is survived by two daughters and two sons: daughter, Sharon Hodler-Bruce (Michael) of Jefferson City, sons, Bradley Don Hodler of High Point and Russell Cook (Laura) of California, and daughter, Susan Cook-Schnack (Darrell) of California; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Anna was also preceded in death by one sister, Katie Mae Hutchison, Independence, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Windmill Ridge Funeral Service with Dr. Jeremy Anderson officiating, with internment following at the California City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Moniteau Care Center Activities Fund. Online messages to the family may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.