After a long, active and healthy life, Grace passed away February 5, 2014, at the age of 92. She was born January 21, 1922, in Lansing. She was a loving and devoted wife for 71 years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to many. As part of the Greatest Generation of men and women, she worked during the war as a bookkeeper at Knapp’s and later at Melling Forging Co. After successfully raising her four children, she took care of the books for her husband’s business, F & S Tool and Gauge Company in Jackson, MI. Most of all Grace treasured being a wife, a mother, and grandmother. She was a cheerful, warm-hearted, kind and good humored person. She was an accomplished gardener, an excellent cook, creative craftsperson, a life-long learner and enjoyed playing games with her wide circle of friends and family.
Surviving are: husband, Warren R. Cook Sr.; son, Warren Cook, Jr. (Mada); daughters, Martha (Timothy) Main, Barbara (William) Scholz, and Ellen Powers; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and sister, Virginia Andersen.
Preceded in death by: her parents, Fred and Bertha Bailey; brother, Fred Bailey Jr.; and sister Jennie Dorin.
The remembrance service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014. In memory of Grace M Cook, donations may be made to the Large Print Book Collection at the Holt-Delhi branch of the Capital Area District Libraries, 2078 Aurelius Rd., Holt, MI 48842.