Alva ‘Alvie’ Cook


Alva Joseph “Alvie” Cook, age 81, passed away at his home near Anson on Sunday, March 7, 2021.
Visitation was 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, with family present 5:30-7 p.m, at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary Chapel in Clearwater. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 11, at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary Chapel.
Alva was born to Alva L. and Jennie Cox Stuckey Cook at home in south Wichita on Nov. 3, 1939. He was the youngest of eight children. Known as “Alvie” or “Sonny,” Alvie attended Enterprise Elementary School in Haysville, Allison Junior High in south Wichita, and graduated from Wichita West High School in 1957. After graduation, Alvie farmed the family land in Sedgwick County.
On Aug. 26, 1961, Alvie married Dorla Craig at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wichita. In 1965, Alvie and Dorla moved to their farm in Sumner County, where they raised wheat, cattle, and two sons. Alvie served eight years on the Sumner Township board and 30 years on the Sumner County Planning and Zoning Board. He enjoyed raising watermelons and produce, and going to farmers markets and the Winfield livestock sale. He loved giving away watermelons to family and friends.
Alvie shared that he became a Christian at 7 years old, serving the Lord for the rest of his life. The family attended the Free Church of Living God in Wichita, where Alvie served as adult Sunday school teacher for 25 years and held the office of deacon for more than 40 years.
He was preceded in death by parents, Alva and Jennie (Cox) Stuckey Cook; infant daughter, Janis Kay Cook; siblings, Edward C. “Eddie” Stuckey, Harold “Bill” R. Stuckey, Roy G. Stuckey, Virginia (George) Horn, Bertha (George) Whisenant, and Esther (Arnold) Blevins. Survivors include his wife, Dorla; sons, Gary (Svetlana) Cook of Wichita, and Stephen (Aimee) Cook of Elk Falls; sister, Alberta Jordan; grandchildren, Gary Cook, II, Rachel Cook, Joseph Cook, Deborah Cook, Matthew Cook, Aaron Cook, and Angela (Morgan) Cook Wakefield; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
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