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.