Steven CookIn Loving Memory…

Steven E. Cook

Steven Eugene Cook, 61, of Bates City, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

He was born July 7, 1960, in Sedalia, a son of the late Arthur “Bud” and Doris (Strider) Cook. He was married to Bobbie (Johnson) Cook and they were together nearly 30 years.

Steve was a 1978 graduate of Smithton High School where he excelled in basketball and continued playing at State Fair Community College. After he left State Fair Community College, he learned about the aggregate business and opened Cook’s Fabrication and Welding. After selling his business, he was recruited by many leading companies as an industry expert.

He was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

Steve enjoyed working in his shop, outdoor activities, socializing and helping people.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie, of the home; a daughter, Amanda Cook (fiancé Bryan Liou), of New York, NY; a brother, Gary Cook (Cheryl), of Des Moines, IA; and a sister, Shirley Lynn, of Sedalia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sherry McQuitty.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2022 at Heckart Funeral Home. Casket bearers will be Darin Lynn, Garret Lynn, Danny Henderson Brian Gant, Travis Hagedorn, and Bryan Liou. Honorary casket bearer will be Gary Cook.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Heckart Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the NRA or Humane Society in care of the funeral home.



31 Responses

  1. Sorry to hear of one of my classmates passing. My condolences to the family.

  2. So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Thinking of you and sending hugs and prayers.

  3. Oh, my gosh. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers with your family.

  4. We are sorry to learn of Steve’s passing. Sending his family hugs and prayers!!!!

  5. Bobbi, Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories in which you shared be of comfort to you now and in the future.

  6. So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Lots of fond memories of him from Smithton. May your fond memories bring you comfort.

  7. So sorry, Darin, Heather, Shirley, Garret & Kelsey. Prayers for you all.

  8. Bobbie, so sorry to hear the news about Steve.I really enjoyed talking to Steve out at church. Our prayers to you and the family.

  9. A guy that didn’t mind you picking his brain! Lots of knowledge ole Steve had! Sorry for your loss! Rip bud!

  10. Sending prayers to the family. Many childhood memories with Steve, having lived beside each other the first 6 years of our lives, he could be so fun & sometimes we were ornery. Hope you have some beautiful memories to look upon in the hard days to come.

  11. So very sorry for your loss! He was a true friend no matter how many miles and years went by. Rest In Peace my friend. I’ll see you again….🙏😥

  12. Bobbie and Amanda, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers for your peace and comfort. We cherish our memories of Steve. R.I.P.

  13. So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Prayers to his family and friends

  14. Glad to have called you my friend since high school. A smart and generous man, I share fond memories of your life. My condolences to Bobbie, Amanda and family. Gene Anderson

  15. So sorry for your loss. I went to school with Steve for almost all our life’s it seems like he was a good guy funny to be arround classmate and friend I’m very sorry for you and his family’s loss thoughts and prayers 🙏 ❤

  16. Thoughts and prayers for Steve’s family. Steve was a hard working and fun loving guy. So sorry for your loss.

  17. Steve will be missed – he was a gentle giant with one of the kindest hearts around. He was a good friend and I am grateful we were true friends.

  18. Condolences to the entire Cook family. I had the pleasure of working with Steve the last three years and Steve was an incredible resource and wealth of knowledge. He was dedicated to helping people in whatever way he could, at work or outside of work. I particularly enjoyed having debates with Steve and hearing his perspective on things which he wasn’t afraid to voice his opinion, politically correct or not. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention those conversations involving his phone ringing (at the loudest volume) his favorite song at the time, so every time I will hear “Amarillio by Morning…” by George Strait, I’ll think of Steve Cook. Most of all I’ll miss Steve’s poorly or perfectly placed dirty joke just to get a reaction out of people. Rest In Peace, Steve will be missed greatly.

  19. Bobbie, Amanda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Such a shock. Many prayers for comfort and strength

  20. Bobbie and Amanda,
    Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May God comfort you.

  21. Barbie and I are praying for Steve’s family during this difficult time. Many fond memories during our Smithton high school basketball teams. Rest In Peace!
    Martin and Barbie White

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