Patsy “Pat” Cook

     Patsy “Pat” Lee Cook, age 87 of Missouri Valley, IA entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 13th, 2023, surrounded by her family at CHI Health in Missouri Valley. Pat was born November 12th, 1935, in Mondamin, IA to Joy (Clark) Powell and Kenneth Fellows. She was raised by Paul & Joy Powell.

     Pat attended Mondamin High School where she managed the lady’s basketball team until she graduated in 1954. She married Jerry L. Cook on June 30th, 1957. To this union three children were born. Pat dedicated 55 years to the family’s farm, taking care of critters and 19 years to the Missouri Valley Community School District as the Secretary for the high school. Pat loved her sons deeply and always made sure they were taken care of, which would sometimes include staying up at all hours of the night. She attended every sporting event that the boys were involved in. From football games and basketball games to baseball games and track meets, Pat could even be spotted supporting her boys at the racetrack regularly. Pat was believer in Jesus Christ and taught her kids and grandchildren the gospel. Music played a big role in her life. Pat had a talent for playing the piano and was the pianist at Calvary Baptist Church for many years. In her free time, she was an avid roller-skater, and could often be noticed skating backwards in her white skates with red and white pom-poms. Pat and Jerry traveled all over the United States and Canada for bowling tournaments. Pat loved her grandchildren and the time she was able to spend with each and every one of them. She enjoyed teaching them about life’s lessons and telling them stories about their parents.

     Pat is reunited in Heaven with her husband of 65 years, Jerry Cook, mother, Joy Powell, father, Paul Powell, and Kenneth Fellows, and grandson, Alex Cook.

     She is survived by her sons, Dennis (Lorry) Cook of Missouri Valley, Dale (Lisa) Cook of Underwood, Jerry (Kim) Cook of Missouri Valley. Grandchildren, Jared, Jon, and Josh Cook, Tyler (Chelsey) Cook, and Leslie Cook, Colton Cook (Abby), Lexie (Noah) Myler, and Ashlyn Cook (Creighton). Great grandchildren Coraline, Mirabell, and Royce Cook.

     Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

In Loving Memory Of

Patsy “Pat” Lee Cook


November 12, 1935                           Mondamin, Iowa

Entered Into Rest

March 13, 2023                           Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service

10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating                                        Pastor Wayne Bahr

Music Selection

“It is Well with my Soul”                      “It is no Secret”

“Because He Lives”

Honorary Casket Bearers

Jared Cook                                           Jackie Gdowski      

                                     Leslie Cook

Lexie Myler                                               Ashlyn Cook

Casket Bearers

Jon Cook                                                     Josh Cook

Tyler Cook                                                 Noah Myler

Colton Cook                                              Marty Lager

Final Resting Place

Rose Hill Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa



  • Betty Marquardt Posted March 14, 2023 4:46 pm

    Lots of memories of working with Pat at school. Glad she is now at peace.

  • Genee Godden Posted March 15, 2023 8:42 am

    We have known Pat all our life. Such a nice , friendly woman. So glad we saw Pat and Jerry at
    Reunion last June. Peace for the family.

  • Cherie & Curtis Brown Posted March 15, 2023 5:28 pm

    Thinking of all of you, we always enjoyed visiting with your mom at school just out and about and at the care center. Great lady! 🙏🏻. Curtis & Cherie Dinsmore-Brown.

  • David and Sherry McColley Jabens Posted March 15, 2023 7:19 pm

    Remember Pat from when I was a kid in Mondamin. Pat was always so good about helping our boys if they needed it at school. They helped put up hay for her and Jerry. She was a “sweetheart “. So glad she is at peace. Rest In Peace, Pat. ❤️

  • Barb “Kuhl” Erickson Posted March 15, 2023 8:10 pm

    So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing but I am pretty sure between Pat and my Mom the piano/organ are playing nonstop!🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Russ and Tracy McHugh Posted March 16, 2023 2:09 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cook family. Pat was such a great woman with a kind heart. Knowing both your mom and dad over the years have brought us both many memories from childhood to the present time and memories are truly God’s gift after loved ones are gone.

  • Sandy Smith Posted March 17, 2023 8:06 am

    We had a lot of fun with Pat and Jerry over the years. Rest peacefully. Mike and Sandy Smith

  • Mike & Michelle Godden Posted March 17, 2023 11:24 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. She was a kind soul.

  • Kellie Messer Posted March 28, 2023 5:46 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy. Love and prayers to the whole family…I’ve known Jerry and Colton for a long time.

  • Jean n Mike morgan Posted April 13, 2023 12:50 pm

    To Cook boys: Pat played for our wedding at Calvary Baptist. Mike has many great memories if your whole family!! My 1st thought what a beautiful smile she will have seeing Jesus. Never saw her without a smile

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