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Laura Lynn Cook, age 65, of Spring Hill, FL, passed away on September 28, 2023 in Tampa, Fl. She was born on March 7, 1958, in Fairbury, IL. She grew up in Aroma Park, IL and then moved to Manteno, IL to live. Laura was a very lovable and caring woman who will be missed deeply by her family and friends.

Laura is survived by her son Mathew Phillip Cook and his wife Holly Cook of Floral City, Fl. Along with her two cherished grandsons Mathew and Bradley Cook. She is also survived by her son Alan Gregory Cook and her cherished granddaughter Izabella Cook of Palm Harbor, Fl. Her beloved brother Barney Barnhart and his husband Mike Morgan of Chicago, IL. As well as her beloved sister Sue Turner of Fulshear, Texas. Laura leaves behind two nephews and a niece. Along with many cousins and lots of amazing friends who she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arlo Barnhart, and her mother, Roberta Henderson Barnhart.

Laura attended EastRidge Highschool and later pursued higher education at Mt. St Clare College.

In her career, Laura worked at Sears Distribution Center for many years before moving to Florida in 2011. Upon relocating, she joined Micro Matic Beverage Dispensing and continued working there until her retirement in 2019.

Outside of work, Laura had a passion for collecting snowmen and was an avid crafter. She also enjoyed spending time reading a good book. Laura also loved spending time with friends and family.

A celebration of life will be held in the coming weeks to honor Laura’s memory.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Moffitt Cancer Center in honor of Laura’s life and to support their important work.

Please join us in remembering and celebrating the life of Laura Lynn Cook.


  • Michael Morgan
    Posted October 4, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    I loved my sister, Laura. The world has lost a beautiful soul. She will be forever with me and many others. Sweet dreams, my love.

  • Bill & Cindy Kemp
    Posted October 4, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    To all Laura’s dear family & friends I just want you all to know how sorry we are for your loss.. Laura was very special to us as well as she has been a part of our family for 25+ wonderful years. We will miss her so very much in so many ways.. her humor, her thoughtful greeting cards she would send, her love for flowers, thrift stores, & crafting & always thinking of others. We will miss her presence at our family get togethers most of all. May Laura rest in peace now & be with her Dad & Mom. Laura was such an inspiration to us for her courage, bravery, & great spirit fighting the cancer for the last 3 months! We Love you Laura & you will be in our hearts always!!

  • Annie Lavallee
    Posted October 4, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    I had the great pleasure of working with Laura @ Micro Manic. She wa incredible worker & a most beautiful person, I have been blessed to know her. Please keep me informed of services for Laura

  • Allana Slager
    Posted October 4, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    I truly miss you my sweet friend and “sister” of my heart. You will remain tucked in a precious place in my heart forever!

  • Emma Eisenhard
    Posted October 5, 2023 at 11:18 am

    My cousin Laura will be missed by anyone who knew her. She was my parents favorite niece. ❤❤❤

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