Kelvin Gene Cook

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Kelvin Gene Cook, 69, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, in Montevallo, Mo. Kelvin was born to Gene and Dorothy (Jacobs) Cook on May 15, 1954. He married Laura Gooden on Aug. 26, 1997, in Nevada, Mo., and she survives of the home.

Kelvin was raised in the Lenexa, Kan., area and graduated from Shawnee Mission Schools. He lived for a number of years in Lenexa then following his marriage to Laura they moved to Montevallo where they have resided for more than 20 years. Kelvin enjoyed fishing, mowing his yard, and anything he could do outside. He especially loved his dogs, and his grandkids more than anything and he enjoyed playing his guitar for all the kids. Most of all was his dedication to God and studying his word. He read his bible every morning and faithfully followed God. Kelvin greatly impacted everyone who came in contact with him. He was an inspiration to all.

In addition to his wife Laura, he is survived by three children, Joey Kaderly and his wife Samantha, El Dorado Springs, Mo., Joni O’Banion and her husband, Shawn of Montevallo, and Jerod Kelley and his wife, Cheryl and family of Olathe, Kan.; he is also survived by two sisters, Karin LoFaso and her husband, Sal of Indiana, Karmen D’Antonio and her husband, Daryl of Independence, Mo.; and one brother, Kerstan Cook and his wife, Christy of Kansas City, Mo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Pastor Carliss Townsend officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. There will be no graveside services.

In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to the Family in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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