Grace M. (Bailey) Cook

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.

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Ray Easton
February 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

Warren, Butch, Martha, Barbara, Ellen and Family,

Sorry to hear about the passing of your Wife and Mom.

Grace was one grand lady.

I remember the times I was with your family, Grace was always an optimist, had a great outlook and enjoyed life.

I would like to be with you at this time, but tomorrow morning I am having my right hip replaced, therefore I will not be doing much traveling from my hospital room, except to P.T., which is about 30-50′ down the hall.

I appreciated and enjoyed seeing Warren and Grace at Dad’s

I’ll be thinking of you all and praying for you.


Kelly Odegard
February 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Warren and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I had known Grace since I was 5 years old, growing up next door to Warren and Grace. She was such a remarkable, generous and kind soul. I will think of her now, reunited in heaven with her friend, my mom Jean. I am sure they are discussing how to make heaven’s gardens more beautiful!

Al Olmstead
February 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

Mr. Main and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Losing a partner and Mother will hurt for sometime. Please know that Grace is now in Gods healing hands.

Warren and Grace you raised a beautiful family. It has been a pleasure to know some of your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You should be so proud.

We love you and share your grief.

God bless
Al, Peggy Olmstead


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