She was a retired teacher’s assistant. She was a member of Candies Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Rena Shepardson Childs; and half-brother, Arthur Childs.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Robert Cooke. of Cleveland; children: Wayne Cook and wife, Jane, of Pennsylvania, Cheryl Sivacek and husband, Milan, of Murfreesboro, Ruth Sherland and husband, Dwayne, of Dix Hills, N.Y., and Tim Cooke and wife, Debbie, of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Bess Ciarcia and husband, Gerry, of Massachusetts and Ruth Mark and husband, Jesse, of Lexington, Ky.; seven brothers: Bruce Childs of Maine, Bob Childs and wife, Mary. of Massachusetts, Lloyd Childs and wife, Shira, of Idaho, Don Childs and wife, Carole. of Illinois, Walter Childs Jr. and wife, Jenny, of Florida, Richard Childs and wife, Bernice, of Maine and Myron Shepardson of N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with Pastor Jamie Work officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family requests memorials be made to Candies Creek Baptist Church, designated for missions to the Winsor Family, 294 Old Eureka Road, Charleston TN 37310.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Cooke family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.