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Randall Joe Cook, 63, of Mt. Zion, IL passed away on Sunday (June 5, 2011) at St. Mary’s Hospital.


Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 8, 2011) at Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Memorial contributions may be directed to Fresenius Dialysis Center. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at


Randy was born on November 14, 1947 in Decatur, IL, the son of J.P. and Vercie Doss Cook. He graduated from Lovington High School in 1965 then graduated from Millikin University in 1975. He retired after forty-four years of service with A.E. Staley/Tate & Lyle. Randy married Sandy Carter on September 17, 1965.


Surviving is his wife: Sandy Cook of Mt. Zion, IL; sons: Michael Cook of Ste. Genevieve, MO, Sean (Trisha) Cook of Mt. Zion, IL; mother: Vercie Cook of Lake City, IL; brothers: Ralph (Donna) Cook of Lake City, IL, Richard (Karen) Cook of Mesa, AZ; sisters: Loretta (Randy) Spears of Dalton City, IL, Betty Allsop of Cape Girardeau, MO; grandchildren: Ashleigh Cook of Crystal City, MO, Nate Cook, Alisha Larrison and Joshua Larrison all of Mt. Zion, IL; sisters-in-law: Brenda (Grant) Smith of Mt. Zion, IL,  Becky (Don) Wells of Mt. Zion, IL; brother-in-law: Dean Kearney of Decatur, IL; several nieces and nephews also survive.


He was preceded in death by his father: J.P. Cook and his sister: Eve Kearney.


The family would like to thank Fresenius Dialysis Center for the care Randy received for the past several years.


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Loretta Spears

Expressing our good byes was a difficult thing. How could someone so SPECIAL be taken from us so soon.
Randy was the HUB of his family, great husband and wonderful dad and grandpa. (SON AND BROTHER)
My fond memories will be his gift of laughter, love of life and his generousity. He had been an inspriation to our family and to others for his constant determination over his illness.
We will cherish Randy in our hearts forever and I was so proud to call him BROTHER.

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Hendrick Polanco My deepest condolences June 11, 2011

My deepest condolences. May these few words from the Holy Scriptures bring you comfort in your time of grief...

John 11:32-45

32 And so Mary, when she arrived where Jesus was and caught sight of him, fell at his feet, saying to him: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping and the Jews that came with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and became troubled; 34 and he said: “Where have YOU laid him?” They said to him: “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus gave way to tears. 36 Therefore the Jews began to say: “See, what affection he used to have for him!” 37 But some of them said: “Was not this [man] that opened the eyes of the blind man able to prevent this one from dying?”

38 Hence Jesus, after groaning again within himself, came to the memorial tomb. It was, in fact, a cave, and a stone was lying against it. 39 Jesus said: “TAKE the stone away.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to him: “Lord, by now he must smell, for it is four days.” 40 Jesus said to her: “Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Therefore they took the stone away. Now Jesus raised his eyes heavenward and said: “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 True, I knew that you always hear me; but on account of the crowd standing around I spoke, in order that they might believe that you sent me forth.” 43 And when he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Laz´a·rus, come on out!” 44 The [man] that had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his countenance was bound about with a cloth. Jesus said to them: “Loose him and let him go.”

45 Therefore many of the Jews that had come to Mary and that beheld what he did put faith in him;

Please go to the following link for more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage

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