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Henry O. CookPassing: October 9, 2013


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, October 12th @ 11:30 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, October 11th @ 4:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, October 12th @ 10:30-11:30 am


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, October 12th

 MITCHELL – Henry O. Cook, 78, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born March 20, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charlie W. and Oleva Edna (Brown) Cook.  He married Bonnie Marie Elliott June 28, 1961.

Henry was a dairy farmer and had also been employed at Jackson-Jennings County Co-op, and lastly at T&G Construction.  He graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1953.

He was a U. S. Army veteran.

Surviving:    wife, Bonnie Cook, Mitchell
            daughter, Rebekah “Becky”  (Brian) Tolbert, Williams
   granddaughter, Whitley Nicole Tolbert
              siblings, Rachel (Marvin) Garrison, Orleans
                           Harry Omer Cook, Bedford
                           Virginia (Larry) Hill, Shelbyville

His parents and sister, Ruth Ratliff, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ray Jones and Brother Richard Holt officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

 Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.  

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Stephanie Mason | Bedford, IN
    Date: October 27, 2013
    Bonnie and Becky, So sorry to hear this and that I missed visiting with you at this time, sending prayers your way for your comfort. Stephanie Lee Mason
  2. Guest: Dave & Barbara Kissel | Willilams, IN
    Date: October 12, 2013
    Becky and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.
  3. Guest: Bill&Patty Sharr | Bloomfield, Indiana
    Date: October 12, 2013
    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one.Bill met Henry while working for T&G.He respected and thought very highly of him.I met him at the Christmas dinners where the employees were brought together by Bennie&Regina.Henry always made you feel like "family".Since retiring Bill kept in with Henry from time to time by talking on the phone.From time to time we would mention him and note that he needed to call him.Several months ago Bill,Henry and Bonnie went for a lunch outing.This added to the memories of good times spent with him.We could always count on getting the first Christmas card from him and we will miss that.We will remember that thoughtfulness,always.We learned of this too late to pay our respects but our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.May God Bless you,Bill&Patty
  4. Guest: Ed Tharpe | Trafalgar, Indiana46181
    Date: October 11, 2013
    I'm glad I had the chance to meet Henry. I enjoyed the conversations we had and also sharing our Love for The Lord Jesus Christ. I Know we'll see one another again. In a land of no goodbyes
  5. Guest: Henry J & Sandy Chapman | RobinsonIllinois62454
    Date: October 11, 2013
    Cousins, So sorry to hear of your loss of Henry.Sandy & I are unable to attend. Our Prayers will be with you and your families. Our Love to all. Henry J Chapman
  6. Guest: Brenda LaManna | MarylandHeights, MO
    Date: October 11, 2013
    Dear Cousins, We are so very sorry for your loss. I know Mom, Bertha, held Henry and all his siblings and father close in her heart. Uncle Charley even lived with grandma and Grandpa Cook when my mom was young and before he married. Henry will be missed by all of us, even though we have not been in touch in the last few years since the end of the Cook-Kirby reunions in Paris. I am so sorry I will not be able to attend as I have been suffering from labyrinthitis, a result of a severe sinus and ear infection.. Just too dizzy to travel. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Brenda LaManna
  7. Guest: Sarah | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: October 10, 2013
    Dear Becky, I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and your family....Sarah
  8. Guest: Brenda Willoughby | Bedford, IN
    Date: October 10, 2013
    Praying for you Bonnie and the entire family at this time!
  9. Guest: Indiana Cut Stone | Bedford, IN
    Date: October 10, 2013
    All of us at Indiana Cut Stone wish to express our condolences to Henry's family. We had the privilege to know Henry through his employment at T&G.