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Obituary: Barbara Cook

Editor’s note: This obituary has been republished as the date of the service has changed.

July 3, 1937 – October 12, 2023

Barbara CookBarbara Cook, nee Marquardt, age 86, of South Holland, IL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Paul E. Cook. Loving mother of Glenn Cook, Scott (late Ann) Cook, and the late Jeffrey Paul Cook. Proud grandmother of eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one soon-to-be-born great grandchild. Dear sister of Joan (late Mitch) Overgaard and the late John “Jack” (late Lois) Marquardt. Preceded in death by her parents Walter and Frances Marquardt.

Barbara was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, TOPS Club, and South Holland Garden Club. She was a longtime member at United Presbyterian Church in South Holland. She enjoyed playing cards and Bunco and was a member of several card clubs. Barbara was a former employee at South Holland Bank for many years. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Visitation Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL, with services conducted by Rev. Angela Ryo.

Memorial contributions may be given to Westminster Presbyterian Church (8955 Columbia Avenue, Munster, IN 46321). For further information please contact 708-333-7000.

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