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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Barbara A. Cook, 87, of Oil Valley Rd., Duke Center, PA

Barbara A. Cook 
Beloved Mother, grandmother and great grandmother 

Barbara A. Cook, 87, of Oil Valley Rd., Duke Center, PA, 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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