CLINTON — Evelyn Irene Cook, age 93, of Clinton, died Thursday March 5, 2009, at the Eagle Point Nursing Home.

A private family gathering will be held Monday at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Casketbearers will be her grandchildren.

Evelyn was born in Clinton, IA, on September 19, 1915, the daughter of Tracey and Luetta (Herman) Shirk. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1933. Evelyn married David S. Cook on December 23, 1938, in Clinton; he died on January 26, 2007. Evelyn was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Evelyn is survived by a daughter, Nora (Larry) McClimon of Clinton; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and a half brother, George Shirk.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter; a daughter, Jane Kenworthy; and a grandson, Robbie Kenworthy. Online condolences may be sent to

Death date: March 5, 2009

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