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Elizabeth Cook Martin


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Martin, Elizabeth Cooke,

90, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, after a brief illness.

Affectionately known by her family and friends as BC or Betty Cooke, she was born June 30, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky. The oldest of four children, she attended Cardome Boarding School in Georgetown. She started her career as an executive assistant with Schmutz Manufacturing, and remained with them for many years. She concluded her working years as an executive assistant at Riverfields.

Family, friends, and the Catholic Church were top priority in Betty Cooke's life. She was devoted to her family, and spent as much time with them as possible. She remained close with her friends from childhood, and recently celebrated her 90th birthday with them. Betty Cooke was also an avid bridge player, and enjoyed playing with her friends throughout her life.

Betty Cooke is survived by a loving family of cousins, nieces, nephews, and their children in Kentucky and Washington State; by her sister-in-law Joan Martin Ross, and by her sister, Mary Ireland and her husband, Jocko.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma Coffin Watson Martin and T. Finck Martin, by her brother, Theodore F. Martin, and by her sister, Emma Martin.

A Funeral Mass will be held 12 p.m. (Noon), Monday, July 31, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 508 Breckinridge Lane with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be immediately before services from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road, "in St. Matthews," was entrusted with arrangements.
Published in The Courier-Journal on July 30, 2017
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