She was born May 15, 1917 in Milan to the late Albert and Mabel (Matthews) Rice. She worked over 22 years at Norwalk Furniture and was known to clean homes and the Milan Museum for many years. She was a member of the Milan Presbyterian Church and was active with the church bazar. She was a former church Deacon and enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening and canning her own food.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Koch of Milan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles L. Cook; brothers, Albert, Kenneth, Robert, Paul and Lawrence “Jack” Rice; sisters, Caroline Smith, Dorothy Poths and Agnes Rice in infancy.
Friends may call on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 10:30 until time of service at 12:00 noon at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk with Pastor Don Loving officiating. Burial will follow at Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.