Mary Cook, 88, of Maquoketa, IA passed away on August 8, 2019 at the Maquoketa Care Center.
Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Friends may call on Friday, August 16 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a Catholic Daughters rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Maquoketa IA. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.
Mary was born on April 3, 1931 to Ronald and Sophie (Even) Cahill in Otter Creek, Iowa, and graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1948. Following high school, she worked as a telephone operator at Northwestern Bell. November 28, 1953, she married Kenneth Cook at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. She devoted herself to caring for family and friends. She was always ready to help anyone, with a smile and twinkle in her eye.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa, Catholic Daughters St. Raphael #1156, American Legion Auxiliary # 75, and Jackson County Hospital Auxiliary.
Those left to cherish her memories are her children; Ann (John) Dominik of Burnsville, Minnesota, Steve Cook of Iowa City. Two grandchildren; Rhiannon and Jack Dominik, her 3 grandpuppies, and her sister Norma (Bob) Mottet of Maquoketa. All will miss her bright blue eyes, sparkling smile, snappy wit, and red lipstick.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ronald and Sophie, husband Kenneth, brother Thomas Cahill, three nephews, one niece, and her best friend/partner in crime, Sharon Schilling.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to her family in her honor.