Helen J. Cook


Helen J. Cook, 92, of Harrisburg, passed away, January 10, 2017 in Harrisburg.


Helen was born in Eldorado on September 22, 1924 to the late Ernest and Edith (Watson) Oglesby. She retired from the Harrisburg Bowen Center and also worked at the Harrisburg IGA.


On September 18, 1942 she married Eddie Lee Cook and they were married for 42 years at the time of his death at the age of 63, in 1984


Surviving are her two daughters: Janie Cook of Harrisburg and Debbie (Alan) Bennett of Stonefort. Also surviving is a granddaughter Brandi Bennett (Travis Conley) of Harrisburg. She is also survived by five great grandchildren: Kristin Wallace, Nathan Reeder, Brayden Williams, Courtney Conley and Austin Conley and 8 great great grandchildren. Helen is also survived by two sisters: Mary Ellen McGowan and Carole Cruse and a brother John Oglesby. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Charles and Jack Oglesby and three sisters: Ruby Garris, Pauline Kelsheimer and Hilda LaMont.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Watson Funeral Home at 1:00 PM in Eldorado with Rev. Russell Helton officiating Burial will be in Lindale Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until service time of 1:00 PM.


On line condolences may be sent to the family at watsonfuneralhome.net

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