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Teresa Cook


Teresa Kay Cook, 51, Iola, passed away Monday, Dec.10, 2012, at Allen County Hospital.
Teresa was born June 14, 1961, in Manhattan, the daughter of Clayton Justin and Glenna (Waters) LeValley. She attended Seven Dolors Catholic School in Manhattan, graduated from Manhattan High School in 1979, attended Kansas State University and has continued her education as a licensed daycare and pre-school operator.
On April 9, 1988, Teresa married Jeff Cook at Piqua and they made their home in Iola. She has been involved in daycare and pre-school in Iola for over 20 years. She owned and operated Munchkin Land now called Kid’s Kingdom Over The Rainbow group daycare with pre-school activities.
Teresa was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and Altar Society and taught PSR until her cancer diagnosis. She had been active in PTO and coached softball and basketball for her daughter’s teams. She was a K-State Wildcat fan who enjoyed golfing, traveling, jet skiing and all outdoor activities.
Survivors are her husband, Jeff; three children, Andrea McConnaughey and husband, Jared, Pittsburg, Nick Cook, a student at K-State, and Megan Cook, a student at Emporia State; two grandchildren, Jacob and Logan McConnaughey; her mother Glenna LeValley, Olathe; and nine siblings, Mike LeValley and wife, Shelly, and Greg LeValley and wife, Kathy, Manhattan, Patrick LeValley, Toronto, Canada, Mark LeValley and wife, Tina, Salina, Neil LeValley and wife, Stacey, Denise LeValley, Mary Wargin and Maggie Collins and husband, Kevin, Olathe, and Janel Johnson, Corpus Christi, Texas; 24 nieces and nephews and three great-nieces and great-nephews on the LeValley side of the family; her mother-in-law, Ruby L. Cook, Iola, eight brother- and sister-in laws, Larry Robertson and wife, Sherri, Pam Shrum, Joe Robertson, Kelly Robertson and wife, Patty, Cindy Kilbourn and husband, Larry, Randy Cook and wife, Gail, Carla Capper and husband, Brent, and Robert Cook and wife, Karrie, and numerous nieces and nephews on the Cook side of the family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clayton LeValley, father-in-law, Carl Cook, brother-in-law, Gary Cook, and nephew, Jack LeValley.
Parish rosary will be at 7 p.m., Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola. Visitation follow at St. John’s Parish Center.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorial choices are Kappa Alpha Chapter of Phi Tau Omega Sorority for local cancer support or Catholic Charities, and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at


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