Marjorie Lee Mellor Hook
March 28, 1921 - September 17, 2012
Marjorie Lee Mellor Hook, 91, passed away Friday, September 17, 2012, at The Wesleyan Care Center, Georgetown, Texas, surrounded by her daughter and devoted staff. Marjorie was born on March 28, 1921, at the family home place near Blackwater, Missouri, a daughter of the late Speed Stephen and Nellie Lee (Kincaid) Mellor. Following her graduation from Boonville High School in 1939, she attended Columbia's School for Cosmetology, becoming a licensed cosmetologist and co-owner of a beauty shop on Ninth St. in downtown Columbia, Missouri. On March 6, 1949, at the First Christian Church, Columbia Missouri, Marjorie married Joe Emmet Hook, who preceded her in death on August 18, 1996. Married 47 years, they were the loving parents of daughters Ruth Ann and Marjorie Lynn. A resident of Columbia for over 53 years, Marge spent her life selflessly doing for others. She was a devoted caregiver caring for her immediate family, her parents and others in need. A loving and doting wife, mother and grandmother, she worked hard at being an extraordinary homemaker. She immensely enjoyed being a gracious hostess welcoming family and friends to their home sharing abundant and delicious meals. She was well known for her amazing cakes and cookies. She made it a priority to keep in touch with friends and family sending beautifully handwritten letters, cards and personal notes. Marge's laughter was infectious as she delighted in playing games, dominos and cards. Never one to turn down a travel opportunity, she enjoyed trips to many regions of the United States. Yet a simple day trip with her daughters, granddaughters, sister, special friends or cousins spent shopping, attending a movie, play or musical event, or roaming the countryside and eating out was considered a "Perfect Day". As a member of First Christian Church, she was a 20-year preschool Sunday school teacher, dedicated deaconess, volunteer and a member of the Hannah-Jones Circle. In 2001, Marge moved to Jefferson City, where she loved attending Sara's school and ice-skating events in addition to participating in many community activities with Ann. In the summer of 2007, she moved to Georgetown, Texas and enjoyed wonderful times as a part of the Breckenridge family, where she was Emily's most proud admirer. No matter where she resided, Marge was always respected and loved for her kindness, sincerity, thoughtfulness, politeness and loving disposition. She lived and modeled the Golden Rule. Marge is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Ken Lane, Jefferson City, Missouri, and Lynn and Mark Breckenridge, Georgetown, Texas; two granddaughters, Sara Ann Lane, Houston, Texas and Emily Jane Breckenridge, Georgetown, Texas; her sister, Katharyn Ann Mellor Markway, Wright's City, Missouri; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and very dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, an infant sister, Mary, and granddaughter, Kathryn Colleen Breckenridge, preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 26, at the First Christian Church, at the corner of Tenth St. and Walnut St., Columbia, Missouri, at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Brad Stagg officiating. A reception will follow in the Morris Parlor. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Christian Church, Columbia, Missouri, or Southwest Early Childhood Center, 801 St. Mary's Blvd. Jefferson City, MO 65109.