James E. Cook, 64, of Mt. Auburn, passed away April 18, 2013 at 9:25 a.m. at his residence in Mt. Auburn. He was born September 27, 1948 in Aurora, IL. The Son of Wendell and Elouise (Carlson) Cook. He married Ruth Marie Jenner on May 31, 1969 at the Free Methodist Church of Greenville, IL. He was a Teacher at Mt. Auburn for 20 years, Taylorville for 14 years, Rochester Junior High School, and Vision Way Christian School. He received his BA Degree from Greenville College after graduating from Aurora East High School and his masters degree from Sangamon State University (UIS). He was a deacon at Mt. Auburn Church of Christ. He loved to travel with his wife Ruth; he also enjoyed writing Christian poetry, visiting with friends, and playing his accordion. He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.

He is survived by his Wife: Ruth; Father Wendell Cook of Chicago, IL; Daughter: Angela (James) Wilcox of Barrington Hills, IL; Grandchildren: Barrett and Abigail Wilcox of Barrington Hills, IL; Sister: Jean Cook of Chicago, IL; Brother-in-Law: Eugene Jenner; Sister-in-Law: Dorothy Jenner; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11:00am at Mt. Auburn Church of Christ in Mt. Auburn with Pastor Dan Armstrong officiating assisted by Pastor Mike Smith. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2:00-5:00pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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