Tribute service for Sonia Lynn (Cook) Stielow, 37, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at First Christian Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Sonia passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.
Sonia was born December 27, 1977 in Lawrence the daughter of Harold D. and Muriel D. (Logan) Cook.
She was a member of the First Christian Church where she was the nursery caregiver, D-team leader and youth volunteer. Attended Kansas City Community College. She was also a member of the amputee coalition. She also volunteered at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and worked as a trainer for McDonalds Restaurant.
Sonia mentored a host of families and their children.
She married Matthew “Matt” Stielow on March 28, 2015 in Lawrence. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include her parents, Harold and Muriel Cook, Lawrence; two sisters, Adrienne Cook (Sam) Ekanim, Arlington, TX, Dianne Y. Cook Johnson, Kansas City, MO; one brother, Taylor Scott, Sterling, VA; niece, Angelica G. Hicks; nephew, Harold E. Hicks; a host of uncles and aunts; two stepchildren Travis Stielow, Rebecca Stielow, Topeka KS, and her adopted family, Dena Kucza and boys, Malachi, Matthias, Jasiah, all of Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Grace Logan; and paternal grandparents, James and Ernestine Hilliard.
The family will greet friends prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. She will lie-in-state Friday from noon – 6 p.m.at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to help the family with funeral expenses and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.