JACKSON - Lucille Cook, 82, died Oct. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born Oct. 28, 1921, in Whitewater, daughter of the late Lee and Ida Barks Huffman, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson where she was active with the adult Sunday school. She had been employed by the Hosiery Mill, Jackson Dressed Meat and the International Shoe Co., all formerly in Jackson. In 1995, she and her son co-founded Cook's Bar-B-Q in Jackson where she worked until retiring.
On Dec. 24, 1938, she married Ruthford Cook who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1980.
Three brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jerry and Jane Cook of Centralia and Ron Cook of Jackson; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joletta and Martin Allen of Sikeston and Sharon and Ed Pinkerton and Judy and Ted Clark of Jackson; two brothers, Lloyd Huffman of Zalma and Loren Huffman of Marble Hill; three sisters, Aleen Garland of Marble Hill, Kathleen Douglas of St. Louis, and Ruby Morrison of Murphysboro, Ill.; and seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Mike Huffman will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.