Marguerite King Cook

Published 4:15 pm Friday, August 28, 2015

Marguerite King Cook

Marguerite King Cook, 94, of Paris, Mississippi, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paris Community Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Coffeeville, she was a registered nurse anesthetist whose nursing career began in 1944 when she graduated from Methodist School of Nursing in Memphis, Tennessee. She sought further training at the University of Tennessee, graduating with a certificate in anesthesia. She held positions in Alabama and Texas before accepting the Director of Nursing position at the newly built Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley in 1962. She continued to perform anesthesia in addition to her nursing duties, eventually becoming the hospital administrator of Yalobusha General. She later accepted a position as staff anesthetist at Oxford-Lafayette County Hospital where she retired in 1988, to indulge in her love of reading, crossword puzzles, learning to play bridge, spending time with her friends, eight children and 16 grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, LC Cook, as well as sons Jack Michelletti and Peter  Michelletti.

She is survived by sons, John Michelletti, Lester Michelletti, and Dewey Michelletti, all of of Paris; daughters, Marcia Michelletti Sprouse of Water Valley, Susan Cook Murphy of Xenia, Ohio, and Carol Ann Cook Clark of Indianola.