Cook, LaVerne 78,of Nunica, MI. passed into the waiting arms of her Husband Francis "Frank" Cook, Daughter Sharon VanWyk, Sons Gary and Kerry Cook, Parents Ruben and Jennie Mae Graham, brothers Ruben, Jim, Gordon, Ken and Sister Cecil on Tuesday February 19, 2008.

She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Eddy Cook and Darlene Peck of Nunica, sons Colin (Diane) Cook of Nunica, Jerry (Nancy) Cook of Zeeland, and Larry (Betty) of Comstock Park, Daughter-in-law, Pamela Cook of Grand Rapids, 11 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren. Brother Thomas "Bud" (Helen) Graham of Ensley Center, MI. Sisters Ruth Read of Grant, MI. and Lois (Jim) Puff of Marion, MI. Special Loving Thanks to Granddaughter Cathi Coryell, Janice Ertle and Trisha Rasch for their love, help and support. As the wife of a Truck Driver, LaVerne raised 7 children alone for many years with love while Francis was on the road making a living for their family. She worked hard canning and freezing meat, fruits and vegetables and worked hard making sure their small farm was productive, maintained and provided for the family. She crocheted Afghans, table clothes and doilies for her children and friends. Her children were her best friends, and we will all miss her terribly. Memorial Contributions to North Ottawa Community Hospice. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of LaVerne’s life will be held Saturday March 1st 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the VFW Post 5598, located at 511 68th Ave N., Coopersville, MI.

 

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