In memory of

Barbara Cook

October 10, 1940 - November 21, 2020
From: Sac City, IA
Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook

Born: October 10, 1940
Died: November 21, 2020
Age: 80
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   Barb Cook, age 80 of Sac City, IA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City.

   Barbara Nell Olive was born on October 10, 1940, to parents James Samuel Nolan and Floy (McPherson) Olive in Greene County, Arkansas, one of five children. She and her family moved to Iowa when she was a child. Barb graduated from Chariton High School with the Class of 1958 and was baptized in the Saylorville Baptist Church that same year.

   On September 6, 1958, Barb married the love of her life, Dale Cook, in Chariton. This union was blessed with a son, Timothy. They raised their son in Sac City where Barb was a babysitter in her home for twenty years before she started as the site manager at the Senior Center where she cooked and served congregate meals for the next twenty-eight years before retiring on September 1, 2005.

   Barb loved life and enjoyed doing so many things throughout hers. She was an active member of her church serving as president of Church Women United, was a Sunday School teacher, and just enjoyed working with any and all youth through her church. Barb served as secretary of the Sac City Welfare Board for twenty-one years.

   Outside of work and spending time with her family, Barb enjoyed crafting, reading, embroidering, cross-stitching, and of course cooking and baking. She and her family also had a love of camping and made many memories over the years as they camped all over. Something Barb and Dale really enjoyed doing together was watching the birds gather at the bird feeders they had placed around the outside of their house.

   If you knew Barb, you knew how social she was. She had a genuine love for others and loved having family and friends over to visit. Her family meant the world to her. She was very proud of each and every one of them. Barb was a Christian that had strong faith. Rest assured she is living in eternal glory, once again with the love of her life, Dale, in God’s heavenly paradise. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

   Left to cherish her memory include her son, Tim (Diane) Cook of Sac City, IA; grandchildren: Michael, Josh, Shawn, Joe, Jeremey, and Amanda; great-grandchildren: Taylor, Madison, Christian, Avery, Keaton, Kyle, Madyson, and Aspen; great-great-granddaughter Elena; sister Neva Hanawalt-Wells of Pleasant Hill, IA; sisters-in-law Ruby Walker of Knoxville, IA, and Vera (Clarence) Walker of Des Moines, IA; many extended family members and friends.

   Barb is preceded in death by her parents, Nolan and Floy Olive; stepfather Lloyd Hanawalt; parents-in-law William and Florence Cook; brothers: Buford, Truman and Odean Olive.


Tribute Video
Memorial Service
11:00 a.m., Saturday
November 28, 2020
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Rev. Mark MacWhorter
Shiloh Cemetery
Paragould, Arkansas


Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 8:35 AM
“Tim and Diane, so sorry for your loss ,Aunt Barb was a wonderful and loving person,she will be dearly missed.thaughts and prayers to all the family.”
- Linda Foresman
Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8:47 PM
“Tim and Diane we loved Aunt Barb so very much. She will always be remembered as a loving beautiful person. Never truly gone as long as we remember. Love to you all.”
- Pamela Buck
Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8:46 PM
“Terri Ohnemus, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.. ”
- Roberta Zastawniak
Friday, November 27, 2020 at 10:07 AM
“Tim, Diane and family, my thoughts, my love and prayers are with yall. Aunt Barb was a amazing woman and I loved her dearly. She will be missed by so many but so welcomed at the Pearly Gates. Barb was such a devout Christian woman and always had a kind word for everyone. Tim you and the boys now carry on the COOK name as well as your families. She was very proud of each and everyone of you!
Please remember Aunt Barb n Uncle Dale are n heaven but also by your side. All your memories an all your love is in your heart to cherish forever. Love you all 🙏
- Donna sparks-lively
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 9:10 AM
“Barb and my mother, Ila, were roommates these last few years. They enjoyed each other and visited so very much. They both enjoyed watching the bird feeders and Barb stored bird seed under Mom's bed (shh - don't tell) I felt so bad when Barb was moved to another room, and I know Mom will miss her so very much. Barb was one of those special people you just couldn't help but love and you have our sincere sympathy.”
- Jeannette and Chuck Strain
Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 2:19 PM
“Thinking of you, Tim and family, so very sorry for loss of you dear mother, grandmother, and beloved family member! She will be missed greatly, but not forgotten!
- Martin & Sharon Pearson
Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 2:19 PM
“Rest In Peace young lady Rest In Peace ”
Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 10:09 AM
“Tim sorry to hear about youe Mom She was a dear friend we did lots of coffees when kids were little and we lived across from each other. Had good times at church I have good memories of her she will be a star in heaven Love Becky/Don Fertig”
- rebecca Iee fertig
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