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HERRON-COOK Viva A. Viva A. Herron-Cook, 90, of Montpelier, Ohio passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at University of Toledo Medical Center. Viva was born in Vincennes, Indiana on September 15, 1921, to Perry E. and Eliza Biggs. Vi was married to Max Herron, raised 3 children and 2 grandchildren. She was actively involved in her church and was a special education teacher with a Masters Degree, in Washington Local School system until she retired. She received the Teacher of the Year Award for 2 years. Max died September 5, 1977. Vi and John Cook grew up on the same street, went to the same elementary school, Lagrange, and both graduated from Woodwood High School, but never knew each other. After losing their spouses, they met by chance at a local restaurant. Vi was a very active woman, great cook, and wonderful friend. She loved traveling all over the United States with John Cook, her husband in their motor home. They also visited Alaska, Mexico, and Spain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Dennis; husband, Max Herron; daughter, Sharon Herron, and brother, Bud Biggs. Vi is survived by her loving husband, John; son, Mike (Eileen) Herron; grandchildren, Jeff (Tara) Herron, Jodi (Bob) Harding, and Mark Herron; great-grandchildren, Katrina Herron, and great-great-granddaughter, Emma Herron. She also has many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania, Ohio, Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Toledo Memorial Park will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and chaplains of University of Toledo Medical Center for their outstanding medical and compassionate care of Viva. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in Toledo Blade on May 22, 2012
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