Betty Ann Cook

November 6, 1940February 21, 2019

Betty “Ann” Cook was born to Charles Plaskett and Betty Hart Forrester on November 6, 1940. She departed this life on February 21, 2019 at her residence in Independence, MO.

Ann was a resident and homemaker of Lee’s Summit, MO for many years. Ann grew up in Kansas City, MO and graduated from Raytown High School in 1958. She married Bill Cook in 1968 and together they had two children, Wendy and Travis. She had many different interests and hobbies including playing tennis, traveling, shopping, singing in her church choir, playing piano and cooking. Most of all Ann loved creating wonderful pieces of artwork and spending time with her family and friends.

Ann was preceded in death by her mother Betty, her father Charles and her husband Bill. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Wendy Calvert and husband, Danial of Blue Springs, MO; son Travis Cook of Kansas City, MO; brother Richard Plaskett of Arizona, sister Pat Cox and husband, Rich of Houston, TX; two granddaughters Lyndsi McCale and husband, Chris of Peculiar, MO, and Courtney Powell and husband, Jimmy of Garden City, MO; five great grandchildren, Connor and Londyn McCale and Lainey, Lyah and Lauryn Powell; and many more family and friends.

Celebration of Life will be 11am, Friday, March 1, 2019 at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of American Chapter, 3846 W. 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208


  • Wendy Calvert and husband, Danial, Daughter
  • Travis Cook, Son
  • Richard Plaskett, Brother
  • Pat Cox and husband, Rich, Sister
  • Lyndsi McCale and husband, Chris, Granddaughter
  • Courtney Powell and husband, Jimmy, Granddaughter
  • Great grandchildren Connor, Londyn, Lainey, Lyah and Lauryn


  • Celebration of Life Friday, March 1, 2019

Betty Ann Cook

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Bruce McSpadden

February 27, 2019

Wendy and Travis, we are so sorry for your loss. We attended church with Ann for many years. She was a wonderful women and loved her family. She and Bill were always willing to help in many missions of the church and were part of the success Woods Chapel has had in our community.

May all of the good memories of you mother fill the void left in your life.

Bruce and Marilyn McSpadden