Mrs. Effie Cook Answers Call
Mrs. Effie Cook passed away at the Wallowa County Hospital Sunday evening, Sept. 5, at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 26 days.
Mrs. Cook was born at Summerville, Union County in 1878 to James Wesley and Sarah Jane Miller Hammack. She came to Wallowa county when a young girl and was united in marriage to G.B. Cook (who preceded her in death) Dec. 4, 1896.
To this union were born three children, Roy Cook of Wallowa, Charlie Cook of Lostine, and Mrs. Earl Whitely (who also preceded her in death).
Surviving are Roy of Wallowa and Charlie of Lostine; three grandchildren, Harold Whitely of Nyssa, Idaho, Robert Cook of Lostine and June Cook of Salem, Oregon; four sisters, Mrs. Josie (Josephine Nancy) King of Ashland, Oregon, Mrs. Emma (Hammack-Womack) Gastin of Wallowa, Mrs. Bert Caudle and Mrs. Hattie Leonard of Lostine; besides a host of other relatives and friends.
She united with the Christian Church in early life and was also a member of the Lostine Rebekah Lodge.
Funeral services were held in the Lostine Christian Church Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8, with Rev. Howard Stover in charge. Mrs. Chas. Page, Mrs, Orville Mcartor, Victoe Crow and Rev. Stover sang “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Under His Wing”, and The Beautiful Garden of Prayer.” With Mrs. Morris Knapp at the piano.
Pall bearers were Chas. Page, Chas. Wolfer, S. M. Crow, Harry Swisher, Wm. Mullen and R. G. Bork
Contributed By: Sue Wells