George A. Cook, age 85 of Riverton, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at The Ambassador in Sidney. George was born on Aug. 13, 1932, in Watson, Mo.; the son of Elza and Lillian (Maness) Cook.  He attended grammar school in Watson. 
 George worked at construction for many years on different projects and at the Packing Plant in Phelps City. 
 He is survived by significant other Ethel Ward of Riverton; son:  Tim Cook of Brownville, Neb.; Ethel’s children:  Richard (Julie) Ward of Tabor; Jackie (Doug) Wertz of Riverton; Kelvin (Loriann) Ward of Shenandoah; Stanley (Leslie) Ward of Griswold; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; siblings:  Rollie Cook of Maryville, Mo.; Irene Turner of St. Joseph, Mo. and Shirley Driscoll of Kansas City, Mo.; other family and friends.
George was preceded in death by his first wife, daughter Arvella Jean; parents and siblings:  Clyde, Mary, Harold, Howard and Betty.
 Graveside Services were to be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, at the Riverton Cemetery in with Rev. Mat Schafner officiating.  Interment was to follow the services.
 The family was to greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday (1/11) evening at the Shull-Gude Funeral Home in Riverton.
Memorials may be given to the Riverton Fire and Rescue. Condolences may be left at Shull-Gude Funeral Home in Riverton is in charge of arrangements.