Norma Joan Cook

June 18, 1924 - July 16, 2016

Norma Joan Cook was born June 18, 1924 in Kokomo, IN to Earl Riley and Grace Armena Powell. She was next to the youngest of seven children and is survived by one brother John William Powell of Cookeville, TN along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She married Oscar (Bill) William Cook on September 23, 1944. The next year they had their first son, Steven William and in two years a second son, Danny Earl was born. In 1955, Bill and Norma had their third child, a daughter Deborah Lynn. After a vacation to Florida the family moved to Naples, Florida in the winter of 1958. A few years later they relocated to Ft. Myers where a second daughter Judith Kay was born.

Norma worked for Lee Memorial Hospital for 8 years. In 1971 she and Bill started a mobile home repair and remodeling business, Cook’s Mobile Home Service which later became Cook’s Home Service which their grandson Tim still operates. Norma helped Bill operate the business until 1997 when they retired. In retirement Norma enjoyed sewing, cooking, Church work and spending time with her beloved children and grandchildren. The love of her life Bill died in 2013. Norma and Bill were long time members of the Tice United Methodist Church. Norma was blessed with seven grandchildren; Tim Cook, Steven Cook Jr, Michael Cook, Scott Cook, Craig Lesh, Cody Lesh and Dr. Sarah Arnold. She also has six great grandchildren; Connor Cook, Rachel Lesh, Clay Cook, Reagan Cook, Shelby Lesh and Riley Cook.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, 33916. The Family will receive friends at 10:00 AM up until the time of service. A burial at Lee Memorial Park will follow.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


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