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Nadine Cooke

Nadine Cooke, age 86 of Jefferson City, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City.

Nadine was born, March 25, 1929, in Linn, a daughter to the late Thomas and Molly (Terrill) Matthews.

Nadine attended the Ryors and Wildcat schools in Osage County as a young girl.

On August 2, 1969, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Cooke. He preceded her in death on December 31, 2006.

Nadine was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City, the Jefferson City chapter of the Red Hatters and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Nadine was a published author, having written a book of short stories and one of poems. She also enjoyed playing cards and tending to her vegetable garden.

Nadine is survived by: one sister, Dorothy Cook of Holts Summit as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and spouse of 37 years, Nadine was preceded in death by four brothers, Herb, Louis, Paul and Bill Matthews; one half-brother, Virgil Matthews; four sisters, Opal Butler, Pearl Bennett, Clara Olson and Sophia Huot.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City. Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church.


Thursday, January 28, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
201 Monroe St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Funeral Service

Thursday, January 28, 2016
2:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
201 Monroe St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

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Nadine is the last Aunt I had on both sides of my family!!!! She was a real lively person, always wanting to go and family was one of her main interests, she loved going to her Red Hatters activities and playing cards!!! She was the last my mother Dorothy had and now my mom is the only one left out of a family of ten!!! Mom is 92 and I know she is very sad her and Nadine talked every evening around 6:30 on the phone, I know my Mother is missing her terribly!! Nadine was a wonderful person, she will be missed by all who knew her and loved her!!!

Margaret Sue Manning Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

Harry and I were so sorry to learn about Nadine's passing. She was our neighbor and a friend. We will surely miss her. Oh how I wish I would have gotten to visit her at the hospital. I know without a doubt she will be with our Lord and Savior now.

Linda McEntire Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM