Charles W. Hook

Charles W. Hook

Charles W. Hook, 87, of Anna, died at 8:03 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1929, in East St. Louis, the son of Charles Wesley and Marguerite Root Hook.

He married Jeanette Liggett on Aug. 29, 1985.

He was a manager with the Kroger Co. for 37 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was an avid fisherman, card player, joke teller and cook. He love spending time with his family and friends. He was a St. Louis Cardinals loyal fan, which led to some heated but humorous discussions with his stepsons who are Chicago Cubs fans. He played for the St. Louis Browns baseball organization. He was of the Christian faith.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Hook of Anna; a son, Charles “Chuck” (Debbie) Hook of Marissa; stepsons Wesley (Mary) Schulz of Palatine, and L. Andrew Needling of Chicago; daughter-in-law Karen Schlenker Boyd of Jonesboro; sister Edna Mae (Jerry) Boswell of Salem; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Evelyn Hyden, Viola Kipping and Barbara Chappius; two brothers, Robert and Donald Hook; and one son, Kevin Hook.

Funeral services for Mr. Hook were at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with the Rev. Glen Patterson officiating. Military rites were accorded by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 and the Illinois honor guard.

Inurnment will be at a later date at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials can be made to Union County Hospital Auxiliary scholarship fund.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

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