Ruth Plott COOK


COOK, Ruth Plott 98, of Tampa, passed away April 20, 2013. Born April 11, 1915 in Canton, NC. She is predeceased by husband, Lt. Col. Philip M. Cook; parents, Jonathon and Mayme Plott; sister, Frances Upton; and brother, Jonathon Plott. Ruth is survived by daughter, Marlyn Cook and husband Ben Pethe; son, John P. Cook and wife Tricia; grandchildren, Brennan Calkins and husband Sam, Shana Ruth Cook and Kelsey Hill and husband Brian; great-grandchildren, Breanne Calkins, Chloe Springer, Connor Hill and John Cook; and nieces, Mary Ann Plott, Carolyn Dixon and Jacquelyn Floyd. Ruth graduated Lakeland High School, after attending business school, Ruth was employed by Gibson-Plott wholesale grocers in Lakeland prior to her marriage in 1946. Ruth and Philip moved to Tampa and became members of Palma Ceia Baptist Church in 1954. She was a member of the DAR. The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm on Thursday, April 25th at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. Private interment will be in Lakeland.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 23, 2013
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