Mary Lou Cook

May 6, 1933 - December 2, 2019
Mary Lou Cook

Mary Lou Cook, 86, of Wilmington NC, passed away after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Lin) Cook and sister, Jane Rosenberg.  She is survived by her daughters Jeanne (Daniel) Kohner of Leland NC and Diane Yociss of Simsponville SC.  She is also survived by her brother-in-law, David Rosenberg,  numerous nieces and nephews, and her former husband Frank Yociss.

Mary Lou was born in St. Louis MO and moved to Belleville IL in the 1950s.  She and Robert owned and operated a beauty salon in Belleville until their retirement in the mid-1990s.  After retirement, they lived in Milwaukee WI, Bluffton SC, and Simpsonville SC.  Mary Lou ultimately moved to Wilmington in 2015 to be near her daughter Jeanne.

Services will be private.  Donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  • December 03, 2019
    Diane Yociss says:
    Taking me to New York World's Fair

  • December 03, 2019
    Diane Yociss says:
    Never forget our dad, Frank J Yociss.

  • December 04, 2019
    Donna Ruland lit a candle:
    Lit since December 4, 2019 at 12:00:07 PM

  • December 06, 2019
    Sharron Meerholz says:
    We had the great pleasure of getting to know MaryLou through our visits from St Mark Catholic Church. She was delightful and always brought joy to our day. She will be sadly missed.

  • December 13, 2019
    Mark Carstensen & Mary Horton says:
    Mary Lou and Bob spent 5 wonderful years in Milwaukee, WI. My husband, a builder, built them the greatest home. They were family to us. We spent all holidays together. We shall never forget their love of life, generosity and spirit.