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Kenneth F Cooksey

January 22, 1935 ~ March 1, 2020 (age 85)


Kenneth F. Cooksey, age 85 of Nebraska City, NE passed away on Sunday morning, March 1, 2020 at the Ambassador in Nebr. City.

He was born on January 22, 1935 in Mercer, MO; the son of Oval Ray and Ina (Wells) Cooksey.  He grew up in Mercer and attended school there, graduating from the Mercer High School in 1953.

On January 22, 1979 he was united in marriage to Suzann M. Sharp in Sidney, IA.  Ken was a mechanic for the former Haley’s Chevrolet and Clemmy Holmes car dealerships in Nebraska City.  He also worked as a farmhand for Alvin Ross and most recently he owned and operated Diamond Pet Foods; distributing pet food to various locations.

He is survived by his wife, Suzy Cooksey of Nebr. City; children:  Pamela Porter of Nebr. City and Tammy Loos and husband Adam of Lincoln, NE; step-children:  Kevin Sharp and wife Christene of Missouri; Debby Kinart of Nebr. City; Kirt Sharp and wife Christi of Waco, NE and Diane Eloge and husband Kurt of Rising City, NE; grandchildren:  Adam “Hank” Loos and wife Sarah of Ankeny, IA and Stacy Robak and husband Jase of Lincoln, NE; step-grandchildren:  Aubrey Wurtele (Jamie), Dustin Kinart, Tessa Kinart, Greg Eloge (Kristin), Clarissa Eloge, Jade Robinson (Andy), Zach Sharp (Bailey) and Kaitlin Sharp; great-grandchildren:  Adam Loos, Jr., Allen Loos, Aaron Loos, Camree Robak and Mila Robak; step-great-grandchildren:  Gracie Wurtele, Landon Wurtele, Lola Bailey, Emma Kinart, Ava Eloge and Wesley Robinson; other family and friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Gladys Irene Cooksey and an infant sister.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday; March 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City in Nebraska City with Rev. Jerry Albright of St. Croix Hospice officiating.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday at Gude Mortuary.

Memorials may be given to the Ronald McDonald House.


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March 6, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Memorial Service
March 7, 2020

11:00 AM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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