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Mary Ruth "Cookie" Pointer

Mary Ruth “Cookie” Pointer, age 88, of Linn, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Cookie was born on March 14, 1933, in Linn, a daughter to the late Bernard and Agnes (Thoenen) Voss.

Cookie was a 1951 graduate of Linn High School.

On November 17, 1951, she was united in marriage to Norman E. Pointer in Linn.  Norman preceded her in death on July 1, 1981.

Cookie and her husband owned and operated Pointers Tavern and Pointer’s Café in Linn for several years. She also worked for different factories but retired from Unilever to take care of her mother.

Cookie’s greatest joy in life was taking care of her family.  She enjoyed fixing them a meal or just sitting around visiting and watching the grandchildren play.  When she found time to relax, she liked to play bingo, bowling, go gambling, shopping, finding a deal at a garage sale, working in her gardens of flowers or vegetables and she was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Mary is survived by her four sons, Bernard “Duke” Pointer and his wife Marsha of Ayers, MA., Gary Pointer, Steve Pointer and Tim Pointer and his wife Carolyn all of Linn; two daughters, Jeri Kemp and her husband Kenny and Lori Iven and her husband J.P. all of Linn; a son-in-law, Robert “Spike” Helmig of Linn; 16 grandchildren, Andy Helmig, Jennifer Heimericks, Molly Helmig, Seth Pointer, LeeAnne Zarella, Sara Threadgill, Kyle Miller, Brittany Pointer, Dylan Pointer, Rita Kemp, Tyler Iven, Jami Iven, Christa Warren, Dustin Maasen and Matthew Pointer; 22 great grandchildren with two more on the way; two brothers, Bobby Voss and his wife Jean of Jefferson City and Roger Voss and his wife Agnes of Linn; two sisters, Bernie Mantle-Mangels of Linn, Betsy Edwards of Jefferson City; two sister-in-law, Darleen Schaefer of Linn and Agnes L. Voss of Columbia; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and spouse of twenty-nine years, Mary was preceded in death by; a daughter, Norma Lee Helmig; a son, Terry E. Pointer; a grandson, Taylor W. Pointer; a great granddaughter, Jovie Maasen; a brother, Wilbert Voss and five sisters, Mildred Sallin, Helen Owens, Jane Wilson, Esther Paschal and Margaret Ann Mantle.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Morton Chapel in Linn with Deacon Robert Schowengerdt officiating.  Interment will be held at Pilot Knob Cemetery near Belle.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Donor’s Choice. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)  www.mortonchapel.com

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To all the family, my sincerest condolences. I loved your mom so much. Last time I was in Linn me and my husband Tom spent our last day and night with her and she was just like my mom to us. She kept cooking and feeding us like there was no tomorrow. She had the prettiest plants and flowers in her yard. She is at peace now with our Lord and the rest of our family. God Bless you all. Love you all. Susie Dodgen

Susie Dodgen Apr 1 2021 12:00 AM

Aunt Cookie had the sweetest smile snd warmest hugs. A wonderful example of motherhood. Her family was her treasure.

Rest In Peace! My deepest condolences to the extended Pointer family!

Michelle Peterson Mar 31 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your family member she will be missed

Jamie Neuner Mar 29 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss.

linda roberts Mar 29 2021 12:00 AM

I remember a small, but happy house a little out of town when I think of Cookie and Norman. Always kids needing diapers changed. And plenty of card playing on weekends. Mostly I thank Cookie for coming to Odessa a few years back and helping my mom, Esther with dad, Melvin after his major heart surgery. It meant a lot to my mom and I loved you for it
Be in peace, Aunt Cookie

Sandra Paschalal Mar 29 2021 12:00 AM

I remember as a child then, that we would go to Aunt Cookies house. We would make ponus. I should say our parents.
We would always BB-QUE.
One time I got bucked off a horse.
Since she been on Facebook, we were friends. I told her she looked like my Mom.
She sure has been through alot in her life time. May you R.I.P. you have lots of family members there waiting. I'll see you again some day! Love Sallie Owens Hunt. Take care all.

Sallie Owens Hunt Mar 29 2021 12:00 AM

Aunt Cookie was such a strong and selfless person, who always carried a smile. Her family came first, even before her own needs. She made the best coconut cream pies and could have started a business selling them. Cookie was a hard working person. She was a silent sermon to those who sat back to take in her actions. She was not a person to be the center of attention but one who wanted to take care of family as family was her true treasure. Eternal rest grant unto her, oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. Hugs and prayers to each of the cousins, spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. God bless each of you. With deepest sympathy. Pam Stonner

Pam Stonner Mar 29 2021 12:00 AM

Reading this article on my dear sister Cookie is unreal. So full of life and so sweet. To all the family, I love you. The hurt is so deep and all still trying to digest her death. I believe all pain n suffering gone for her and she is in heaven. Shes that spring breeze flowing over my shoulder and holding tight to my heart. God bless all of you and hope to visit soon. Aunt Betsy

Elizabeth Betsy Voss Edwards Mar 28 2021 12:00 AM

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