Yolanda “Cookie” Cook

Yolanda “Cookie” Cook, loving wife and mom, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at her home.

Cookie was born on October 13, 1946, in Kansas City, Kansas. She was the second of three children of Virgil Sr. and Ortella (Hamilton) Harrod. She gained her nickname “Cookie” by her older brother’s love of cookies and his inability to   pronounce Yolanda.  She graduated from Linwood High School in 1964 where she was also crowned homecoming queen.

She married the love of her life, Harley Cook, on March 2, 1995. Harley introduced her to farm life in Tonganoxie, KS. They later moved to Harveyville, KS to enjoy their retirement years. They lived a simple life with their fur babies and were happiest when surrounded by family and friends.

She is survived by husband, Harley Cook; four daughters Cindy McFarland, Debby Etter (Bob), Shelly Daniels and Tami McFarland; seven grandchildren Kelsi Burton, Camryn McFarland, Alex Daniels, Cheyanne Daniels, Hunter Ramirez, Hailey Ramirez and Clarissa Etter; One and a half great granddaughters Rylinn Burton and Baby McFarland; two brothers Virgil Harrod Jr (Renee) and  John Harrod (Connie); nephews and nieces Bryan Harrod (Jennifer), Tim Harrod, Cori Harrod, Tammy Ledbetter (Tim) and Joe Harrod (Brandy).

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 5 pm, a visitation will be from 4 to service time at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Donations in her name may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Jesse W Sims...

I’m so sorry to hear this you have my condolences to the family

From Debra sevilla...

Cookie I will miss you terribly. You were a huge part of my growing up. You were the team mom on our softball team and held many sleepovers for us. I will never forget when toilet papered our coach, Bill’s truck. Fun memories that I will forever cherish. You were a strong women and moved to Kansas to provide a better life for your children. I remember the day you left and I always thought, wow you are strong! Heaven gained another Angel and I hope you and my mom are together again. Prayers and love to the family. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

From Jennifer Johanning...

This amazing lady will be so missed, by those she loved. Her huge heart and welcoming nature have made me a better woman. My heart goes out to her my best friend Shelly, and her sisters, who welcomed me like another “sister”, to their children as well. The world has lost a gem, but heaven has gained am angel.

From John Harrod...

I will miss tremendously big sister. Wish I could have been with you before this day. Love you for ever, as you will always be in my mind and in my heart

From Wendy Painter (Hipsher)...

So sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Cookie. She snd mother were good friend’s when I was growng up.

From GWEN Ramirez...

So sorry for your loss Shelly, Debby, Cindy, Tami and Harley was a very heart warming Person Cookie was You all are in my Prayers Always 🙏

From Ann Walters...

We are so sorry for loss. Our prayers are with you and your family!

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