Mary E. Cook, 84, Plymouth, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 in the Elkhart Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.
Mary was born April 18, 1932 in Plymouth, on her family farm to Ora L. and Leona (Eaton) Snyder. On Aug. 26, 1950 she became the bride of Richard C. “Dick” Cook in a ceremony in Plymouth. Together they raised their three children. Mary was head cook for Marshall Starke but her most rewarding job was being a housewife, mother and grandmother. Mary was a member of the New Song Community Church in Plymouth.
Mary is survived by her daughter: Kelly and Tim Copeland, St. Charles, Ill.; two sons: George and Vickie Cook, Plymouth; Bruce Cook, Plymouth. Also surviving are Mary’s five sisters: Mildred Cole, Plymouth; Doris Brouse, Elkhart; Marjorie Ermis, Elkhart; Barbara Fribley, Warsaw; and Dorothy Woodward, Plymouth. Mary was further blessed with six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in passing by her husband, Dick, Aug. 6, 2015; two sisters: Annabelle Biddle and Thelma Zellers, and her three infant brothers.
The Van Gilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. According to Mary’s wishes a private family service will take place Tuesday, Aug. 30. Burial will follow next to her beloved husband in the New Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Justin Chambers officiating.
Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be given to Center of Hospice and Palliative Care 112 S. Center Street Plymouth, IN 46563