Cora Steen



Cora Ellen (Cook) Steen, of Summerfield, passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side at St. Mary’s Hospital, Friday, July 5, 2024.

Cora was the daughter of the late George Cook and Dorothy (Walker) Cook who proceeds her in death. Cora was the third oldest of 10 children.

She was united in marriage to Chester Raymond Steen, July 6, 1956. He preceded her in death March 14, 2010.

Cora knew nothing but hard work her whole life and providing for her family. She retired in June of 2000 after working her whole life in some type of factory from a shoe factory to a cap factory. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, spending lots of time on the river with her whole family and going to rodeos to watch her grandchildren compete.

Cora was a lifelong member of the Liberty Church of Christ in Belle.

She was preceded in death by husband, Chester Steen in March 2010; and son, Randy Steen in 2008.

Cora was a very kind, caring, nurturing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and great-great-great-grandmother. She is survived by Chester ”Pete” and Sharon Steen of Belle, Rhonda Bates of Belle, Valerie and Bill Cooksey of Belle, Jan and Zac Fredendall of Summerfield, Shelly and Jeff Schweer of Summerfield, and Phyllis Bufford of Silex; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter due in August; sister, Brenda Martin of Belle; and brother, Greg Cook of Belle; as well as many extended family members and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9, at the Liberty Church of Christ. Interment was in the Oak Forrest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Liberty Church of Christ.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sassmann’s Chapel, Belle.