OBITUARY

Margot Ina Crook

May 24, 1938January 30, 2019
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Uncontrollable laughter, an infectious smile, the ability to make everyone in the room feel special, these are just a few of the great many things that made Margot Ina Crook an incredible person. In her 80 years with us, she impacted so many people's lives. Watching a Cardinals game with her was always a riot; she liked to yell at the screen, even if at times she hadn't realized it was a replay. Or if you got the chance to build a puzzle with her, which always got competitive when the last piece came around. She always had the Game Show Network on when William didn't have the remote. But perhaps what she loved most was playing the card game Stab Your Neighbor with her family, which has remained a tradition in all of her children's households.

There was always a guarantee when you stepped into her home, it didn't matter whether you were hungry or not, you were getting something to eat. Margot was a wonderful host, she loved to make people happy and just being around her for a short period of time anyone could see that. The holidays were always a special time of year. The family would get together and share an amazing dinner she had prepared, which never disappointed. Then afterwards there was the traditional game of cards, where everybody would sit and laugh for hours, even if she did cheat from time to time. She was always ready to spend time with anyone who had the privilege to give it, and never minded being the butt of the joke.

Coming from a large family with six children, Margot always had a lot of people in her life that loved her; she is survived by her sister, Dolores Lamb. Margot was married for an incredible 61 years and is survived by her husband, William Oscar Crook Jr. In their many years together, the two formed a family of five, starting with the eldest Steven Craig Crook, their middle child Michael Gene Crook and their youngest Anthony Wade Crook. Of course, that family has grown much larger over the years and as a result, Margot was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Steven and his wife Tamara Sue Crook (Steffens) had two children, Matthew Steven and Nicole Marie. Michael and his wife Kristie Starr Crook (Thomas) have three children, Melissa Earlene, Ashley Nicole and Alan Michael. Melissa and her husband Steven Dunn provided three of their great grandchildren, Grayson Alexander, Adeline Earlene and Emmett Michael. Ashley and her husband Keith Robinson rounds off the bunch with two children of their own, Drake Patrick Edward and Carter Thomas. Anthony and his wife Melissa La Rose Crook (McKnight) provided yet another grandson in Mitchell Sherman Ziegler.

Of the many great things she did in her lifetime, without a doubt, she was most proud of the family she created and the truly wonderful people she got to surround herself with. Margot was so very blessed to have been given such a full and rambunctious family. She said her last goodbye on Thursday, January 30th, 2019, at DePaul hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri, when she passed peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her loved ones.

Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society.

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  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service Sunday, February 3, 2019
REMEMBERING

Margot Ina Crook

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Tammy Crook

February 1, 2019

My mother-in-law, Margot, was a selfless woman. She wanted people to feel comfortable in her home and would always offer food, drink, a place to sit. She would always offer to help in the kitchen, or help with whatever we were working on when she visited our home. The grandchildren were so special to her. She loved rocking them when they were baby's. She knew the kids favorite dishes and included that on her table when we visited. She loved them all so dearly. We went on a few vacations together--to Florida for Cardinals Spring training a couple of times. On road trips she was always prepared, too. If you needed anything, it was in her purse. It weighed a lot, too. On family gatherings she couldn't wait to play Stab your Neighbor, and would often win the game. She was blind in one eye and often had difficulty seeing what card to play. So, when she played a wrong one--she was accused of cheating. All in good fun, of course. We had some good times. She was the best mother-in-law a woman could hope for.

Pamela Crook Ellis

February 1, 2019

I remember all the family reunions we used to have with all the family.Margot was alwAys so much fun.Miss all the reunion with all the older family that have gone to be with our Lord.Im sure Ma got is having the time of her life visiting with. Every one.may God bless your family in your time of sorrow.

Debbie Leichenauer

January 31, 2019

One thing I remember about my Aunt was she loved the babies. I have lots of pictures of her holding me when I was little. I was the first niece and first grandchild on the Crook side.
She was a sweet soul and a rock for her family.
Rest in the arms.

Anthony Crook

January 31, 2019

How can you share just one memory about a woman who was the center of your universe for the first half of your life! My mom had the biggest and most loving heart of any woman I had ever met. She was my biggest fan in life and was always there for me when I needed her and a day didn't go by that I didn't talk to her at least once and most days several times. A recent memory took place last week when the nurse was working on her and she rolled over towards me and held my hand and she smiled at me that kind of smile that you feel from her eyes to her mouth and as she held my hand she started kissing my hand and she said I was her baby! Something she hasn't called me in years and it just melted my heart and I will cherish that moment for the rest of my life and when I think of that moment I will smile and it will take away some of the heartache I am feeling for the loss of my wonderful mom! Please know that I love you more than you ever knew and a moment won't go by that you aren't in my thoughts and prayers! God bless you on your journey home to be with your family and know that we will be reunited some day and we will rejoice that moment for eternity!

Dennis Rogers

January 31, 2019

Margot has always been special to our family. Mom and Dad use to love going garage selling with Jr. and Margot as Emi and I did a few times. Mom and I loved visiting them and later after Mom went on to heaven Emi and I continued the very enjoyable visits with them. We loved watching the Cardinals with Jr. and Margot and talking about their many trips that they had taken before. She is loved and will be missed. God Bless you dear Margot, we'll be seeing you one day when our Lord calls us home. Give Mom and Dad a big hug for me.

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