Margery D. Cook


Margery D. (Woolsey) Cook, born August 3, 1934, in San Diego, California, passed away at Sparrow Hospital on November 27, 2017, at the age of 83.

Marge graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught elementary school in the Lansing School District, and worked in counseling office at Dwight Rich Middle School for many years. Marge enjoyed many hobbies, including: golf; travelling with her husband, family and friends; reading; needlework and quilting. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a longtime, active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Marge also served on the Sparrow Hospital Women’s Board for many years.

Marge was a devoted, loving wife of 60 years to Howard, who passed away in 2013. She is survived by three children Becky (Phil) Riggs, Penny (Chuck) Gardner, and Randy (Kellie) Cook; fourteen grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 W. Ottawa St., Lansing.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Mark & Mary Johnston
November 29, 2017 at 6:42 am

We will miss her, she was one great person!

Sally Burke
November 29, 2017 at 5:22 pm

I knew Marge through the Women’s Board of Managers at Sparrow. She was a wonderful lady.

Diane Talsma
November 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm

To Marge’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren – you are in our thoughts and prayers. Marge was so special to me and a wonderful friend. We had great times together at St. Paul’s, Sparrow Auxiliary making baby blankets and having lunch as the “Fab Four” and beyond. I will miss her very much!

Hugs to All of You,

Diane and Mearl Talsma

Margaret Hedlund
November 29, 2017 at 6:13 pm

Marge was my mentor when I began serving on the Sparrow Women’s Board. A wise woman with a wonderful smile and a joyful laugh. She will be missed. Heartfelt sympathy to the Cook family.

Pam Akri ght Rectenwaldt
November 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

So sorry for your loss. I have great memories of our holidays spent together. Please keep us posted as when the memorial will be.

Melissa Sherry
December 1, 2017 at 9:57 am

To the Cook Family:

Marge was such a special lady and over the years, I felt like I came to know her well. She made me smile every time I saw her. One thing I remember most were the updates on her children and grandchildren – she loved you all so much. We are sharing in your loss.

Melissa Sherry,
Director of Volunteer Services
Sparrow Hospital

Peggy Riggs
June 2, 2018 at 11:23 am

Marge was a great gal–lots of fun and a hard, dependable worker–whom I met through Sparrow Women’s Board. My husband and I met up with her and Howard in Gulf Shores AL where we all took winter breaks back in the day. They were both great people.


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