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“I am so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. I met them on Maui and I truly enjoyed talking story with her and Robert. I was told of Robert's passing...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Mary Mishima - Lahaina, HI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: Andrea Selk - Eau Claire, WI

“I am sorry to hear about the loss of Joyce. I will miss seeing her drive through town and how she lit up when her grandchildren were around. ...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Tiffany Gardner - New Providence, IA

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss! We have many memories with your family growing up. We will keep your families in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Kayla McConnell - Bondurant, IA

“Janelle, Casey, Jared, and Angie, We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear mom. We know how special she is to you and to your kids. Even...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Nick and Amy Hedlund

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this so so sad time. ”
6 of 32 | Posted by: Marlyn and Mary Lou Scovill - IA

“I wish I could say what I mean, but words are not enough for any of you at this this time. Ava and Little Cash will miss their grandma so much, but I...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Nikki Bernard-Mattson - Eldora, IA

“Dear Cook and Miller families, We are holding your families in prayer at this difficult time. Joyce's smile, spirit, and work ethic will be missed. ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: Dustin and Mindy Hadley - IA

“Great lady, she will be missed. Sorry for your loss. God Bless! ”
9 of 32 | Posted by: Gary Vander Wilt - Eldora, IA

“We are so sorry for your loss and we are praying for all the family! ”
10 of 32 | Posted by: Dan & Mary Speas - Norfolk, NE

“Jared, Angie, Jannelle and Casey Please accept our sympathy on your loss of Joyce, we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. We thought the...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Moe & Mardi Russell - Panora, IA

“I’m at a loss for words for your pain, but I want you to remember that Christians don’t die, we just change places. We breathe our last...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Dee Schwarck McCoy

“Janelle and Casey and family and Jared Angie and family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I loved seeing her and visiting with her...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Emily Humke - Nora Springs, IA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Joyce and I were classmates and graduated together in 1972. She was always so sweet and accepting when I was so new to...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Ann Lindaman - Iowa Falls, IA

“Jared & Janelle I was shocked & saddened to see of your mothers passing.I enjoyed working with both your mother & dad they were great people.If there...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Bob & Judy Monroe - Melbourne, IA

“I am so sorry to hear about Joyce, my heart goes out to all of you !!! I enjoyed working with your Mom At the FSA Office !!! My thoughts & prayers...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Marci Gallagher - Iowa Falls, IA

“Jared/Angie, Janelle/Casey We have no words that can comfort you in this time. I can only say how very sorry we are to hear about Joyce....we are...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Mike & Laurie Bright - IA

“Jerad and Angie, What a shock to hear of your dear mother's tragic accident. It's so sad to have both of your parents die so close together. We...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Joan and Lowell Luhman - IA

“Special memories of your mother at family gatherings; weddings, baptisms,graduations, and community celebrations. We will remember her smile and warm...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: jason&arleyphilips - akron, IA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Psalm 46:1-2 ”
20 of 32 | Posted by: Richard & Larae Boatman - IA

“Deepest sympathy, you all are in our thoughts & prayers ”
21 of 32 | Posted by: Jody & Connie Mesch - ELDORA, IA

“Jared/Angie, Janelle/Casey and the entire family. We would like to send all of our thoughts and prayers to your family. Words cannot begin to...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Paden & Heather Lawler - Union, IA

“Cook Family, My heart breaks for you all. Prayers and Condolences, The Chapmans(Marcia and Daryl Fricke's daughter) ”
23 of 32 | Posted by: Christine Chapman - Pleasant Hill, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! ”
24 of 32 | Posted by: Terry Daniels - Eldora, IA

“Cook/Miller family: May the Lord give you strength at this time. He works in ways we will never understand. Your mom was an amazing person who will...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Robin and Zach Maas - Hubbard, IA

“Janelle and Jared and families- I am truely sorry for this terribly sad time you are all going through. We never know why things happen when they do...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Courtney (Maas) Hurt - Ackley, IA

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Joyce in school. She was always such a sweet girl and I know you will miss her greatly. I will always...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Cindy (Conway) Parrish - Orion, IL

“Joyce was a friendly and involved person and will be missed by all of us. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
28 of 32 | Posted by: Jim and Norene Johnson - Eldora, IA

“We want to know the reasons why things happen the way they do and sometimes we will never know. What we do know is that God's purposes are sure and...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Karol and Jack Rogers - Eldora, IA

“There are no words that I could possible say to ease the pain that you are feeling. Just know that you have lots of friends and family that will be...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Roger and Barb Krull - Eldora, IA

“Dear Janelle and Jared. Words cannot express my sadness for your great loss. I have such wonderful memories of growing up with your mom. She was...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Connie Isaacson - Des Moines, IA

“Jared, Janelle & family - we are so very sorry, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: David and Cindi Morgan & family - IA


Joyce E. Cook, 57, of New Providence, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012 at her home in New Providence as a result of an accident. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 27th, 2:00 P.M. at the Eldora United Methodist Church, 1415 12th St., Eldora, IA, with Pastor Vicki Reece officiating. A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 26th from 5 to 8 P.M. at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to distribute to various charities. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit our website at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com Joyce was born on September 28, 1954 in Eldora, the daughter of Glenn & Georgia (Faust) Miller. She grew up in Hubbard, graduating from Hubbard High with the class of 1972. After high school, Joyce attended AIB College and earned a two year business degree. She then worked in the meteorology department at Iowa State University. Later she went on to work for United Suppliers for a short time. On July 26, 1975, Joyce was united in marriage to Robert Frank Cook in Hubbard. The couple welcomed two children into their family, Janelle & Jared. Joyce helped Rob with his family's farm and in 1989, Rob and Joyce farmed together on the Century farm and was later joined by Jared and Casey and their families in the family farming operation. She was a member of the Eldora United Methodist Church, was a Sunday school teacher, a New Providence township trustee, was on the Eldora Children's Center Day Care board, was a former Eldora New-Providence school board member and a former 4-H leader. Joyce enjoyed Ragbrai, camping, enjoyed the annual Miller shopping trips and loved being involved in her children's activities all throughout their lives. What Joyce truly enjoyed most in life was her family and she especially loved being a Grandma to her 4 grandchildren. She will truly be missed by her family, friends, all who knew and loved her and her two special friends, her dog Roscoe and her cat Maui. Joyce is survived by her mother Georgia Miller of Hubbard; children Janelle Cook-Guiles (Casey) of Union and Jared (Angie) Cook of Union; 4 grandchildren Ava & Cash Guiles and Adeline & Laney Cook; sister Carol (Jerry) Rash of Union and brother Keith (Jean) Miller of Hubbard; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Glenn Miller; husband Robert; father and mother-in-law Frank & Phyllis Cook.

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