Barbara A. (Cauvel) Cook

Born: Sun., Dec. 7, 1924
Died: Thu., Nov. 1, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 03, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 03, 2012
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Nov. 04, 2012
Location: Duke Center United Methodist Church

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Barbara A. Cook               Beloved Mother, grandmother and great grandmother
Duke Center- Barbara A. Cook, 87, of Oil Valley Rd., passed away Thursday (November 1st, 2012) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born December 30th, 1924 in Franklin, PA she was a daughter of Lawrence and Marion Kockler Cauvel.  On December 7th, 1941 in Knapp Creek Methodist Church she married Paul P. Meserole who passed away February 1st, 1966.  Then on august 3rd, 1968 in Knapp Creek  United Methodist Church she married Richard H. Cook who passed away in September of 1997.
Barbara attended Otto High School and was a lifetime resident of the Duke Center area.
She was employed by the Otto Food Mart in Duke Center for many years and later she spent 24 years at the business office in the Olean General Hospital prior to her retirement in 1986.
Mrs. Cook was a member and secretary at the Duke Center United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member of the Red Hats of Duke Center.  She was active with the Eldred Senior Center and up until this year she had bowled at Byllye Lanes in Bradford for the past 25 years.  She also enjoyed crocheting and embroidering.
Surviving are one son, Lawrence P. (Karen) Meserole of Duke Center; one daughter, Beverly A. Seeker of Emlenton, PA; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence (Joan) Cauvel Jr. of Derrick City and Paul (Alice) Cauvel of Derrick City; and one sister, Jennie (Jack) Blumenthal of Olean.
In addition to her husbands she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Meserole on February 1st, 1966, a step-daughter, Gloria Fowler and a brother, Glen Cauvel in 2012.
Friends may call Saturday (November 3rd, 2012) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Sunday (November 4th, 2012) at 1 p.m. at the Duke Center United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Sheesley, officiating.  Burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist church or to the Cystic Fibrosis Fund.
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Terry F Toothman, Joseph J Villone, Harrisburg, Pa.
   Posted Fri November 02, 2012
It is with profound regret that we have learned of "Barb''s" passing. She was a beacon of strength and faith, in spite of the fact that she had to endure great grief in her own life. She could always find the joy of living, and never lost her ability to communicate with others. Most assuredly she will be sadly missed, but you must know that the angels have lead her into paradise. Love and prayers to all,

Jim and Melody Kimmel
   Posted Fri November 02, 2012
Blessings on all the family. We were truly blessed to know Barb and always looked forward to her visits among us, and we are pleased that she always greeted and treated our faithful four-footed friend Sadie with such love. God is and forever shall be with Barb and with all of you who remember her.

Sue and Bob Piechota
   Posted Sat November 03, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Bob worked with Barbie at Olean General many years ago and I bowled with Barbie for the last 5 years. She was so much fun and we had a lot of fun bowling. She will be missed

Virginia and Don Becker
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
Dear Paul, Alice and Jennie...So very sorry to hear of your sister's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers and you are all much loved. God's Blessing to you at this time and always...

Don and Ginny

Angie Perry
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
My sincere condolences to your family during this most difficult time, may your special memories help you to cope in the days ahead and may you find comfort from God's promise of a future resurrection. Jesus said, "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will his voice and come out."--John 5:28, 29

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