Rebecca A. Cook, 57, North Manchester, passed away at 5 a.m. Dec. 27, 2016 in her residence.
Rebecca was born Aug. 19, 1959 in Kosciusko County to Charles R. French Jr., and Beverly (Petry) French-Kidd. On June 21, 1980 Rebecca married Eldon R. Cook.
In 1977 she graduated from Manchester High School, then graduated from Manchester College in 1994. Later, Rebecca went on to graduate from Ball State with a Master’s degree in Education Technology. She worked as an elementary teacher at Manchester Elementary School for ten years, Coessee Elementary for a year, Wabash City Schools for two years and St. Bernard Elementary for a year.
When Rebecca wasn’t teaching, she enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends.
Rebecca is survived by her mother, Beverly French-Kidd, North Manchester; stepmother, Cathy French, North Manchester; husband Eldon R. Cook, North Manchester; three daughters: Nicole (Mark) McKee, North Manchester; Cynthia (Elmer) Querubin, Dayton, Ohio; and Heather (Tony) Gullotti, Fort Wayne; six brothers: John (Linda) French, North Manchester; Tom (Janet) French, North Manchester; Mike (Marcy) French, Fort Wayne; Eric (Colleen) French, South Whitley; Kurt (Rhonda) Henderson, Roann; Kevin (Anita) Henderson, North Manchester; four sisters: Susan (Jerry) Graybeal, Johnson City, Tenn.; Christine (Gary) Vanlandingham, Hartford, Mich.; Teresa (Ray) Allison, Goshen; JoEtta (Keith) Hermann, North Manchester; six grandchildren: Jessilyn and Analeigh McKee, Elijah and Levi Querubin, Malachi and Evelyn Gullotti.
Family and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at McKee Mortuary. Rev. Kurt Stout will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Rebecca A. Cook, memorial contributions may be made to the family for an educational scholarship fund for her grandchildren C/O McKee Mortuary.