Mary Lou “Maw” Cook, 82, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 1, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born December 30, 1938 in Ohio County, Kentucky to the late Lawrence and Maggie Edwards Kuykendall. Mary Lou was a member of Sugar Grove Church of Christ and she worked at Cowdens.
Mary Lou was a fierce and strong woman, whose love for her family was indisputable. You could often find her outside working in her yard and tending to her flowers and her immaculate vegetable garden. She loved cooking for her family, and was known by them as the greatest cook there ever was. Maw cherished the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing, reading cookbooks, camping, traveling and going to bluegrass music festivals. Mary Lou was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Terry Wayne Allen and Gregory Dale Allen; two sisters, Wanda Faye Burdin and Betty Sue Ramsey and the father of her children, Rondall Lee Allen.
She leaves behind to cherish many wonderful memories, her husband of 20 years, Kermit “Sonny” Cook, Jr. of Beaver Dam; two children, Vickie Miller of Pellville and Mark (Freda) Allen of Olaton; her step-son, Josh Cook of Hartford; daughter-in-law, Sherry Allen of Horse Branch; two sisters, Billie Jean (Dwight) Smith of Hartford and Lorena May “Tooter” (Carl) King of Caneyville. “Maw” was blessed with nine grandchildren, Jamie Allen, Jarod (Tara) Allen, Crystal Allen, Josh (Sarah) Allen, Travis (Dawn) Woosley, Joey Allen, Justin (Matthew) Woosley, Dustin (Estella) Allen and Colten (Lauren) Allen; twenty-five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Taylor, Aaron, Tyler, Madison, Lyric, Austin, Dylan, Dalton, Brayden, Paxton, Lily, Addison, Braelyn, Gabriel, MaKenna, Kaitlyn, Wyatt, Reagan, Riley, Trinity, Avery, Isaac, Abigail and Travis; two great-great grandchildren, Izzabella and Paizley and several neices, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 5, 2021 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Joe Van Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery near Horse Branch. Friends may visit with Mary Lou’s family from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.
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