Madonna Jean Cook
January 3, 1930 – February 22, 2018
Madonna Jean Cook has embroidered her last blanket, baked her last batch of chocolate chip cookies, and gone home to enjoy eternity with her Lord and Savior. She touched lives with her gentle spirit from January 3, 1930 until Feburary 22, 2018 when she was called home. Madonna was born to Charles and Mary Page who preceeded her in death along with her step mother, Ruth Page, and her brother, David Page. Madonna married Donald William Cook on February 8, 1948. He also preceeded her in death.
Surviving to carry on her legacy of love are: her sister, Phyllis (John) Slater of Largo, FL; five children, Karen Cook of West Peoria, IL; Joyce (Terry) Kohlbuss of Brimfield, IL; Alan Cook of Pekin, IL; Mary (Scott) Lindquist of Orlando, FL; and Jerry (Nancy) Cook of East Peoria, IL. Madonna’s pride and joy were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. With them she read books, played paper dolls, baked cookies, sang songs, played games, built sand castles and much more. Keeping her memory alive are: Angie (Tony) Ledford and Amanda; Chad Cook and Brandon, Tyler, and Jonathan; Jana Kohlbuss and Isaiah; Abbey (Jesse) Pierce; Tera (Steve) Hammond and Stephanie and Tyler. Madonna cherished wonderful times with her many nieces and nephews, as well.
She attended Manual High School and graduated from Woodruff High School in 1947. She had vocational training in office machines and clerical work. She worked for Rozell’s Dairy, Kroger, and Interstate Brands in Peoria, IL and for Conrad Yelvington Construction Company in Daytona Beach, FL.
Madonna made friends everywhere she went. She and her husband, Don, made lifelong friendships through their involvement in stock car racing at the Peoria Speedway and on their motorcycle rides. After Don’s passing, she saw much of the United States on her RV travels with friends where she discovered a love for Bluegrass music and Mexican train dominoes. Until just recently, she still met with her high school friends for monthly luncheons.
It was Madonna’s wish to be cremated and laid to rest at sea with her dear husband. A casual gathering will be held in her honor at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel on Sunday, February 25, 4:30-7:30pm. A brief service will be conducted by Pastor Shane House from 5:45-6:15. Please join the family to share memories and a light meal. You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com.
- Casual Gathering Sunday, February 25, 2018
- Funeral Service Sunday, February 25, 2018
Madonna Jean Cook
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February 25, 2018
It's hard to lose your mom, but remember all the good times and share all the memories. She's always near. I fondly remember Aunt Madonna telling me of a time when she and Uncle Don babysat me when they were newlyweds and I was only weeks old. We spent so many good times at your house, our house and at grandma's. Fond memories for me. Love and hugs, Kathy
February 24, 2018
i remenber many good times with your mom--my friend of many years i wish i could send each one of you a card or note--but do not know all your addresses-so this is my thoughts and prayers are with you all cause it is hard to lose a special loved one my prayers are with you now and in the days to come god bless you all bernice day
February 24, 2018
Dear Family, I didn't even know your mom but her obituary is wonderfully written!! I wish I did know her! What a tribute.