Olive Katherine Cook, 77, of Kempner died at her home on Sept 3, 2020.

Visitation will be held at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. Interment of her ashes will take place at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

She was born in Columbus, Ohio on Nov. 23, 1942 to Gus Morris Peyton and Olive Hennigsen Peyton.

She attended Columbus Business School, where she met and then later married her husband, Paul Cook, in November 1961 upon his completion of Army Basic Training.

Kathy started her career as a Department of the Army civilian. She was a claims specialist with the Judge Advocate General (JAG). She had a Civil Service career that spanned over 40 years at numerous military installations, culminating with her retirement at Fort Hood in 2015.

She was preceded in death by her sister Cheryl.

Survivors include her husband, Paul; sons Charles and Steve; sisters Barbara Burton, Carol Bristol and Joyce Snider; brother, Gus Peyton II; and grandchildren Alette, Scooter and Duncan Cook.

Kathy passed down her love for reading to her grandkids, and a donation in her memory can be made to Little Free Library.