Carolyn Cooke


Carolyn Cooke, 81, of Burlington, died at 7:09 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2009, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Born December 25, 1927, in Monroe City, Mo., she was the daughter of James Marvin and Ethel Mae Hagan Quinn. On October 30, 1948, she married James Paul Cooke in St. Stephens, Mo.

Carolyn worked at IRC and then in production at J. I. Case Co.  She retired in 1983.

She was a 1945 graduate of Holy Rosary High School in Monroe City, MO.

She was a member of Ss. Mary and Patrick Catholic Church, West Burlington and the Altar & Rosary Society.  She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bears fan.  She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Paul; one son, Mike (Sharon) Cooke of Burlington; one daughter, Janet (Robert) Daniels of Dover, OH; five grandchildren, Heather (Damon) Morrison, Joseph Gay, Jason Cooke, Thomas Daniels, and Ginny Daniels; three great-grandchildren, Brian, Kaitlyn, and Emily Morrison; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Dorothy Daugherty, and one daughter, Ann Gay.

Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. with the family to receive friends following a 6 p.m. rosary service until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at the Hass-Thielen Funeral Home.

The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Mrs. Cooke will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Ss. Mary and Patrick Catholic Church, West Burlington with the Very Rev. Father David G. Steinle as the Celebrant.  Music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir.  Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for Ss. Mary and Patrick Catholic Church, West Burlington.

The Hass-Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Mary ‘s obituary at

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