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Lois Darlene Cook

By The Mercury

Lois Darlene Cook,  83, of Manhattan died Tuesday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information.

She was a resident of the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1928 in Blue Springs, Neb. the daughter of John R. and Hazel A. (Miller) Bohrer.

Lois grew up in the Beatrice, Neb. area and graduated from Beatrice High School.

On Feb. 2, 1947 in Marysville, she was united in marriage to Ronald W. Cook.  He preceded her in death on Sep. 27, 1993. 

Lois was also preceded in death by a son,  Douglas Cook, on Nov. 5, 2000; her brothers Paul, Donald, and Robert Bohrer,  and her two sister,  Dorothy Corey and Rosalie Hosier.

Mrs. Cook was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.  She was a past member of the Welcome Club of Manhattan.  Lois enjoyed card games of any kind.  She belonged to several bridge clubs and loved to participate in the activities at Meadowlark Hills.

She is survived be her sons Dennis Cook and his wife Becky, and Ron and his wife Lee, both of Manhattan.  Additional survivors include her grandchildren: Andrea Miller,

Adam Barnard, Dakota Cook, and Holden Cook; two great-grandchildren: Olivia and Dylan Miller.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cook will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim Maguffee officiating.  Private interment will be held in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. 

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences maybe left for the family through the funeral home website at

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Manhattan.  Contributions maybe left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

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