Martha P. Cook

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SHELBYVILLE -- Martha P. Cook, 92, of Shelbyville, died at 11:42 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2004 in Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Visitation from 5:00--8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.

Mrs. Cook was born on July 31, 1911 in Decatur, the daughter of August Carl and Mary Anna Erdmann Bork. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in the Class of 1929 and attended Brown's Business College in Decatur. She worked for 10 years at Shelby Memorial Hospital in the housekeeping department. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Shelbyville. She married Hubert Lewis Cook on December 25, 1931. He died on December 17, 1968.

Surviving are her son, Lewis August Cook and wife Judy (Blankenship) of Shelbyville and their children, Robin Hamel and husband Neil and Phillip Cook and wife Rebecca (six great grandchildren & three great great grandchildren); daughters, Joanne Apple and husband Don of Shelbyville and their children, Doug Apple and wife Michele, Laurie Gill and husband Mike, Julie Thorpe and husband Jeff, Tim Apple and wife Robin and Jennifer Apple (11 great grandchildren); Alice Ferguson and husband Dr. Harold, Sr. of Eaton, OH and their children, Dr. Kim Ferguson, Denise Kearney and husband Kevin, and Dr. Allen Ferguson and wife Missy (five great grandchildren); and Marty (Martha Lynette) Dahlquist and husband Craig of Springfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, David Frederick Cook in February 1966; brothers, Ernest and Emil Bork; and sister, Emma Bork Stewart.

Obituary written by family members
Published in Decatur Herald & Review on Jan. 19, 2004