Violet Athlee Cook

Monday, November 14, 2016
Violet Athlee Cook

Ms. Violet Athlee Cook, age 78, of Manila, widow of Mr. Leroy Mitchell Cook, died Friday November 11, 2016 at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Caraway, she was the daughter of the late James Wesley and Martha Athlee GIll Harris, and was a former resident of Jonesboro and Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She was a retired certified nurses aide and had been a Manila resident for the past 24 years. She loved fishing, camping, collecting unicorns, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Larry Cook.

Survivors include;

Four sons, Ray Burrow of Manila, Gene Burrow of Manila, James Cook of Quitman, Texas and Lloyd Cook of Poplar Bluff, Missouri;

Three daughters, Doris Jones of Manila, Laura McDowell of Manila and Opal Burgin of Como, Texas

She also leaves 18 grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral service will be 11am Monday November 14, 2016 at the Mole Hill Cemetery in Broseley, Missouri with Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive visitors Sunday evening from 6-8 at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila. Guest register at