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Helen Cook

Helen Ruth Cook, 89, Rome City, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at her residence.

    She was born August 23, 1924, in Kendallville, Ind., to Frank A. and Lena M. (Pausel) Griems.

    Living all her life in LaGrange and Noble counties, she was a homemaker.

    She was married July 27, 1942, in Decatur, Ind., to William H. “Shorty” Cook. He preceded her in death on January 24, 2006.

    Surviving are three daughters and one son-in-law, Donna and Robert Gulick, Avilla, Ind., Carolyn Cook, Howe, and Joan Cook, Brimfield, Ind.; three sons and one daughter-in-law, James Cook, Okeechobee, Fla., Donald E. Cook, Rome City, and Douglas W. and Cheryl Cook, Kendallville, Ind.; 26 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eileen Bowman, Decatur, Ind., and Susie Marchand, LaGrange; and one brother, Frank Griems Jr., Goshen, Ind.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Linda Combs, one grandson, Eric Schrimsher, and a stepgrandson, Shay Combs.

    Funeral service was held Monday, May 19, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Clarence Combs officiating.

    Visitation will be prior to service on Monday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.


Memorials may be made to Parkview Home Health and Hospice.


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