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Forrest Cook

FARMINGTON – Forrest Worth Cook of Farmington passed away on October 20, 2005, at his residence, at the age of 87 years. He was born on August 20, 1918, at Flat River, MO, the son of the late W.W. and Cora (Hassell) Cook. He was also preceded in death by a son, Matthew Cook, a brother, Keith Cook and a sister, Irma Cook.

Mr. Cook was a 1940 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Carter Carburetor starting in 1940 and retiring in 1978 as assistant chief engineer. He enlisted in the Navy in January 1942, was captain of the minesweeper the U.S.S. YMS-139, and was released to inactive duty in 1945. Upon retirement in 1978, he moved to a farm in Knob Lick, MO, where he raised cattle until 1990, when he move to Farmington, MO. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marguerite Cook, three daughters, Jo (John) Hedges, Judy (David) Taliaferro, Becky (Ron) Krueger, and by four grandchildren, John and Will Taliaferro, and Mary and Katie Krueger. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2005, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to HospiceCare Inc., P.O. Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601. Visit for obituary and online condolences.

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