Graveside services for Myrtle Louise “Sofie” Cook, 93, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Gospel Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cook passed away at 1:35 p.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020 at NHC Healthcare.
She was born August 15, 1927 at Elijah, Missouri, the daughter of the late Noah Burleson and Lena Roberts Burleson. Sofie was the middle child of three children. She attended the Pottersville School and graduated from Bakersfield High School. On November 24, 1946, she was married at West Plains to Everett Cook who preceded her in death on April 3, 2014. She taught two terms of school at Cureall, but was best known for being a meticulous homemaker, an excellent cook, and a wonderful caregiver to her mother for many years. She was a faithful member of the Gospel Hill Church for many years and later attended the Curry Street Church of Christ.
Sofie is survived by a daughter, Linda Roberts of Caulfield, Missouri; two grandsons, Brandon Roberts and wife, Hillary of Rogersville, Missouri and Brian Roberts and wife, Martha of Berlin, Germany; one great-granddaughter, Clara; her best friend and sister, Gladys Hayes of Springfield, Missouri; special friends, John and June Roberts of West Plains, Missouri; and sister-in-law, Bobbye Burleson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, and a brother, O. L (Buck) Burleson, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Cook will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Thursday, September 10th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be left or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.