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Ray P. Cook

April 21, 1949 — February 5, 2017

NEWTON – Ray P. Cook, age 67, passed away February 5, 2017, at Newton Medical Center.  He was born in Newton, April 21, 1949, the son of Lawrence and Vivian (Loomis) Cook. After high school, he graduated from barber school. He proudly served our country with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. On June 22, 1974, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Janzen.  He worked as a barber in Newton for 41 years, prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Peabody United Methodist Church, and past president of the Marion County Duck’s Unlimited Chapter. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He played guitar in the “Bluegrass Alive” band.  He was an artist, enjoying painting and wood carving. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by infant children: Randall Ray and Katrina Marie; and his parents.  He is survived by his wife Marilyn Cook of Newton; a daughter Sara Lyon and her husband Dave of Newton; his grandchildren:  Matthew and Elizabeth “Lizzie”; and siblings: Jenelle Cook of Denver, Colorado, Chris Cook of Farmington, New Mexico, and Carma Cook of Newton.  Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Peabody United Methodist Church. Memorial Funds have been established for the Peabody United Methodist Church or the Walton United Methodist Church, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861. Online Condolences may be left at

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