Mary Ruth (Holman) Cook

February 4, 1937 ~ November 18, 2018 (age 81)

Heaven gained an Angel on Sunday evening, November 18, 2018 when Mary Ruth Cook, 81, of Ewing passed away at Helia HealthCare in Benton.

She was born in Jefferson County, IL on February 4, 1937, the daughter of Edgar & Fern (Fields) Holman.

She married Gary Cook on November 25, 1995.

Mrs. Cook was a Charter Member of the Benton First Free Will Baptist Church. She was "Mema" to her grandkids who were her life. She loved and supported them in everything they did and will always be remembered for her amazing sugar cookies.

Mrs. Cook is survived by her:

Husband: Gary Cook of Ewing

2 Daughters:

Pam Tomer & husband Frank of Cape Coral, FL

Becky Reed & husband Mike of Benton

4 Grandchildren:

Clint Tomer & wife Caryn of Edwardsville

Amber Price & husband Ben of St. Louis, MO

Amanda Lewis & husband Aaron of Benton

Michelle Potter & husband Jacob of Benton


Eli & Hannah Lewis

Riley, Jackson, and Dylan Potter

Step-Son: Eric Cook & wife Delia of Florida

2 Step-Daughters:

Heather Habseiger of St. Louis, MO

Jackie Cook of Tennessee

Several Step-Grandchildren & Step-Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Joyce Gilbert & husband Billy of Effingham

Several Nieces & Nephews

Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her Parents, by her 2 Brothers-Russell & Stanley Holman & by 3 Sisters-Louise Williams, Doris Douglas & Sharon Burton.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 23rd at The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Larry D. Clyatt officiating. Burial will be in the Williams Chapel Cemetery in Ewing. Visitation will be after 11:00 A.M. on Friday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.

In lieu of Flowers, Memorials may be made to Benton First Free Will Baptist Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

The Family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Helia HealthCare & Hospice of Southern Illinois for the excellent care given to Mrs. Cook.

For more information or to sign the online guest register please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com


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