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Bessie L. Cook

November 21, 1934 ~ January 8, 2019 (age 84)

Bessie L. Cook, 84, of 107 Bayberry Road, St. Marys, PA formerly of Clear Creek Rd., Emporium died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA on Tuesday (January 8, 2019) evening following a lengthy illness. She was born November 21, 1934 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Myrle and Ellen Heidrich Priest. On December 22, 1951 in Emporium she married the late Lee C. Cook. Mrs. Cook graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, as a registered Nurse in the class of 1984. She was a charge nurse in the CCU at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport until her retirement in 2007 and then worked several years as a supervisor and charge nurse at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys. She is survived by a daughter, Sheryl (Monte) Surat, St. Marys; son, Douglas (Cindy) Cook, Emporium; nine grandchildren: Tiffany, DJ, Lauren, Douglas, Jonathan, Jacob, Torrey, Jonathan and Mariah; eight great grandchildren: Dylan, Aiden, Karen, Payton, Madelyn, Anthony, Gwyn and Levi. She was preceded in death by her parents, Myrle and Ellen Heidrich Priest; husband, Lee C. Cook who died March 16, 1997; son, Lee Joseph Cook who died Feb. 28, 2011; two sisters, Velma Earley and Myrle Thomas; and a brother, Leonard "Butch" Priest. There will be No Visitation and services will be private. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elk Haven, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857. Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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