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Phyllis L. Cook, 100, formerly of Flora, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi. Phyllis was born to the late Robert and Geneva Barnard Reef on May 13, 1917, in Cutler, Indiana. Phyllis lived in Carroll County, mainly in Cutler and Flora, all her life.
On Sept. 2, 1939, in Cutler she married Harold Dean Cook, and he preceded her in April 2004. They were married 65 years and raised four children.
Phyllis was a homemaker. She graduated from Cutler High School. She was a longtime member of the Cutler Presbyterian Church, where she played the organ and sang in the choir. She was a member of the Presbyterian Women Group, Carroll County Choir, Cutler Home Economics Club, and, during her younger years, she was an avid bowler.
Phyllis is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Don Roth, Delphi, and Joretta and Randy Gibson, Kokomo; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Candice Cook, Huntingburg, Jeffrey and Lisa Cook, Delphi; one sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Bob Dyer, Cutler; 11 grandchildren, Rick Roth (Sandy), Rob Roth (Jean), Shannon Keyser (Brian), Brandon Cook, Allison Cook (Dannie), Nathan Gibson, Rhaeanna Harcourt (Dean), Trevor Gibson, Jennifer Bromley (Derek), Emily Friend (Eric) and Justin Knight; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Marjorie and Joann Reef.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband; parents; grandson, Ryan Roth; sister, Lois Jean Kirkpatrick; and three brothers, Dick, Carol and Mike.
A celebration of Phyllis L. Cook's life will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Cutler Presbyterian Church, 40 E. 500 South, Cutler. Burial will follow at Ball Hill Cemetery.
The family asks that any donations be given to the Cutler Presbyterian Church.
Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, Flora, is honored to assist Phyllis L. Cook's family with arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.wheelerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 21, 2017
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