Ruth M. Cook, 96, died March 23. Born March 12, 1917 in Anne Arundel County to the late George F. and I. Rowena Williams Chandler, Ruth married Joshua Bessicks then Fredrick Cook, deceased. In addition to her husband Frederick, Ruth was preceded in death by one daughter, Margo, and son-in-law Kevin. She is survived by eight children, Donald, Jacquelyn, Gloria, Larry, Carl, Deborah, Sharlene and Sharon; 23 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; friends; and her Burwood Center family. Viewing is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday April 3, at Joseph H. Brown, 2140 N. Fulton Ave. Funeral Services will be Thursday April, 4, at John Wesley UMC, 6922 Ritchie Hwy. Glen Burnie with Wake at 10 a.m. and Funeral at 11 a.m.
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Published in the Maryland Gazette on Apr. 3, 2013