Jo Ann Cook

Funeral services for Jo Ann Cook, 66, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Eudora Baptist Church, with Pastor Kevin Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Eudora City Cemetery. Jo Ann died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

She was born Oct. 15, 1946, in Butler, Mo., the daughter of Raymond and Margie Coleman Ford. She attended schools in Lee’s Summit, Mo. She was a member of Eudora Baptist Church, and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She married Paul D. Cook in 1962 in Lee’s Summit. He preceded her in death in 1970, as did two sons, Christopher Cook in 1972, and David Cook in 2006, a sister, Carol Smith in 2002, and her parents. Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Hemberg and husband David, and Stephanie Miller and husband Tony, all of Eudora; two sons, Jeffrey Cook and wife Shannon, Eudora, and Robert Cook and wife Melissa, Lawrence; two brothers, Gene Ford and wife Cora, Kansas City, Mo., and Roger Ford and wife Connie, Lawrence; 11 grandchildren, Alisha Miller, Alexander and Emily Hemberg, Joseph and Elizabeth Cook, Lindsey Sanchez, Nora Vandruff, Samantha, Brianna, & Zachary Cook, and Julia Miller; one great grandson, Logan Miller; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Jo Ann Cook Memorial Fund, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at