HELEN E. COOK 82 Oblong, Illinois
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11:00 a.m. Saturday Nov. 17, 2001
Central United Methodist Church
The family will receive friends following the Memorial Service at
MEMORIALS: Central United Methodist Church or Oblong
Lake Fund with envelopes at the church or
may be mailed to the funeral home.
Helen E. Cook 82 Oblong died Sunday November 11, 2001 at Crawford
Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Helen was born March 15, 1919 in Charleston, Illinois and was the daughter of Joseph Lippincott and Myrtle (Walters) Lippincott. In 1940 she married 1st Lt. Wilber F. Parsons who died in 1944.
On December 31, 1949 she married Thomas N. "Tom" Cook.
Helen was active in church groups, assisted with the Oblong Food Pantry,
Clothing Center and the C & G Club of Oblong. She was a member of Central
United Methodist Church in Oblong. She and her husband Tom owned and
operated the Cottage Restaurant in Oblong. Helen was also employed for many
years as a Community worker for Southeastern Illinois Mental Health Center,
Oblong news reporter for the Robinson Daily News and was an Oblong Township
Helen is survived by her husband Tom; 3 daughters and sons-in-laws
Ronald & Janet Parsons Van Winkle, Shirley & Terry Seamon and Cindy Turner;
3 grandchildren Sabrina Seamon and Thomas & Jesse Turner. She is preceded
in death by her first husband, 1 son John N. Cook (January 7, 1995) and 1
sister Ruth A. Keran in 1994.
Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery