Grady V. Cook, age 62, of Syracuse, Kansas, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at
Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson, Kansas. He was born April 27, 1957,
in Lamar, Colorado, the son of Ralph Lawrance and Edna Belle (Davis) Cook.
Grady farmed on the family farm for over half of his life. He attended grade school at
Manter and graduated from Stanton County High School in Johnson. Grady married
Susan Neal on May 27, 1999, in Garden City, Kansas. He loved playing softball during
the warm months of the year and in his younger years would often travel to many
men’s and co-rec tournaments. He also greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing and
passed those hobbies on to his children and grandchildren. Grady coached all his kids
in most of their youth sports. Recently, he coached the ladies basketball program at
Holly High School in Holly, Colorado and took the ladies to the State Tournament. He
knew how to instill the passion of the game in the hearts of the kids. Grady was a
member of the First Christian Church in Syracuse and baptized at the age of 11 years.
He recently reconfirmed his faith at Manter Methodist Church. Grady also served as a
Stanton County Commissioner for five and a half years.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Marty Cook and wife Kyla of Johnson, Marci
Ramsay of Lawrence, Micha Cook of Johnson, Josie Cook of Goodland, and Wyatt Cook
of Johnson; siblings, Leann Cook of Pratt, Rick Cook and wife Diana of Canon City,
Colorado, and Jody Schone and husband Bill of Topeka; grandchildren, Rylie Cook,
Caelyn Cook, Devin Dawson, Braylon Ramsay, Macyn Ramsay, and Draeyln Gaddis;
and a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Stanton
County Jr/Sr High School Auditorium in Johnson, Kansas, with Pastor Mary Courtney
officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the Holly Girls Basketball Team in
care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855. Condolences
may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.