Valerie Allene Cook, 88, Russell, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Main Street Manor, Russell.

She was born May 28, 1930, in Russell to Bert William and Aimee Grace (Wood) Vanderbur. She was a 1948 graduate of Russell High School.

She married Elson Eugene Cook on Jan. 28, 1951, in Russell. He preceded her in death June 16, 2014. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Kevin Cook, Wichita, and Keith Cook, Spring, Texas; two daughters, Rebecca Finnegan, Russell, and Carolyn Toalson, Broken Arrow, Okla.; two brothers, Dennis Vanderbur, Marysville, Tenn., and Gary Vanderbur, Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Barbara Westerman. Branson, Mo.; 10 grandchildren ; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; cremation will follow the service.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Otterbein United Methodist Church in care of the mortuary.