Nancy K. Cook
1928 - 2021
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Nancy K. Cook

Swoope - Nancy Katharine (Thompson) Cook, 92, widow of Edward L. Cook passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Blue Ridge Christian Home, Raphine, Va.

Mrs. Cook was born on October 15, 1928 in Augusta County, Virginia, the daughter of the late William Brown and Katharine (Bare) Thompson.

Nancy graduated from nursing school at the Medical College of Virginia and received her RN degree.

She had the opportunity to work in many places over the course of her 50 year career including Richmond, Virginia, Baytown Texas, Kings Daughters Hospital in Staunton, Augusta Health in Fishersville and taught LPN students at Valley Vocational Technical Center in Fishersville, where she influenced the careers of many future nurses.

She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary.

She was a lifelong member of Hebron Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder, Bible School Teacher, and a Member of the Women of the Church.

Surviving family members include a son, Thomas E. Cook and wife Jan Kitts-Cook of Swoope, two daughters, Nancy K. Cook of Staunton and Wendy Kennedy and husband Glenn of Glasgow, VA; three grandchildren, Katharine Bratton Taylor and husband Dalton, Jesse Bratton and wife Katie and Sean Bratton and wife Katlyn; and three great grand-children, Gabriel and Elijah Bratton and Crew Bratton. In addition, she is survived by three step-grandchildren, Thomas Kennedy and wife Jessica, Michaela Kennedy, Katie Botkin and two nephews, Randy Thompson and wife Heather, and Mark Thompson and wife Laurie.

In addition to her husband of 54 years, she is preceded in death by her parents, William Brown and Katharine Thompson and her brother, W. B. Thompson Jr. and sister-in-law Laurel (Popsy).

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Hebron Presbyterian Church by Reverend Steve Willis and Dr. John "Rob" Marsh. The service will be a drive-in service.

Family will receive friends following the service in front of the church.

Memorials can be made to Hebron Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Fund, 423 Hebron Road, Staunton, Va. 24401.

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Published in The News Leader from Jan. 9 to Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 19, 2021
Wendy. This is Brenda Law. I am saddened to learn of the passing of your mother. I always respected her, but learned to like her a bit back in 1973/ 1974. She was my clinical instructor at KDH. I was in the LPN program at VVTC. Gloria Hildebrand was my pre-clinical instructor.
Nancy and I shared many a conversation over a Coke, a pack of nabs and a cigarette at AHC.
I am sorry for your loss. The same holds for all the family, especially Katie, Jesse, and Sean and their families. And John Bratton. I have no way to reach him.
Love and prayers for all!
Brenda Law
January 12, 2021
Mrs Cook was my clinical instructor in the LPN program in 1972. Her compassion and knowledge helped shape my 38 year long career in nursing.
Emily Johnson
January 10, 2021
I remember her when she was my Sunday school teacher at West View Methodist. I'll never forget the little pink jewelry box she gave me for Christmas. I really liked her a lot and she was a great teacher.
Martha (Sheffer) Paxton
January 9, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Sharon Marshall
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