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Andy Jack Cook

Andy Jack Cook, 87, Ridgeway, MO passed away on April 17, 2021 at the home of his daughter, Lisa Alexander.

Andy was born March 21, 1934 on a farm north of Blythedale, MO, the eighth child of Lewis Martin ‘Babe’ and Nanny Todd Cook.

He married Carol Gosch in 1953 and to this union one child was born.

He married Shirley Alkire in 1959 and to this union four children were born.

He was drafted in the Army in 1955 and served two years in France. He also worked at the Bethany Cheese Plant, the Burlington Northern Railroad, and North Missouri Pole Builders.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Martin ‘Babe’ and Nanny Todd Cook; son, Daniel Martin Ellis; three sisters, Helen Young, Hazel Owens, Nadine Hurt; and four brothers, Richard Cook, Robert Cook, James Cook, and Terry Todd Cook.

Andy is survived by his children, Sheila (Chris) MacLeod, Harrisonville, MO, Lisa (Tony) Alexander, Ridgeway, MO, Mark Cook, Blythedale, MO, Linda (Jack) Briggs, Eagleville, MO; sister, Mary Moore, Blythedale, MO; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Upon his wishes Andy has been cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO.

The Family will hold a Celebration of Life with Military Rites at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at the Blythedale Community Room, Blythedale, MO. Inurnment will be held in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Blythedale, MO at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

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