Sewing 01

Bonnie (Cook) Ackart

March 31, 1935 ~ August 31, 2020 (age 85)



Bonnie (Cook) Ackart, age 85 of Gallatin, MO passed away Monday night, August 31st, 2020 at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin. Bonnie was born on March 31st, 1935 the daughter of James Franklin and Julia (Agerson) Cook in Neola, IA.  She grew up in Neola and was a graduate of Neola High School.  On March 19th, 1954 she was united in marriage to Harold Ackart at First Congregational Church in Avoca, IA.  In addition to Neola, she lived in Mason City, IA, Council Bluffs, IA, Sunrise Beach, MO, and North Kansas City, MO. Bonnie worked for many years in the Lake of the Ozarks area. She managed Millstone Lodge in Laurie, MO for well over 20 years before retiring.  She was a hard worker and a wonderful homemaker.  Bonnie loved crafts and enjoyed decorating their home with many items that she had made. She was also an excellent seamstress. Bonnie enjoyed taking care of Harry and traveling with him during the winter when the resort that she worked at closed for the season.  She will be dearly missed by her family. 


Bonnie was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Harold; five brothers, Virgil cook, James “Perk” Cook, George “Judd” Cook, Dan Cook, Gerald Cook; three sisters, Iona Waters, Lorraine Moffatt, Beverly Anderson and her grandson, Corey Ackart. Survivors include: daughter, Peggy (Randy) Garrison of Lafayette, LA; son, Dan (Kim) Ackart of Lake Viking, MO; daughter, Penny (John) Booth of Omaha, NE; brother, Larry Cook of Council Bluffs, IA; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home. Private family gathering in Avoca, IA and burial at Graceland Cemetery in Avoca.  Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin, MO. Online guestbook at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bonnie (Cook) Ackart, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Bonnie (Cook) Ackart
© 2021 Stith Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy