Gladys Cook, 88

Gladys Lucille Cook, 88, formerly of rural Lagro, died at 2:25 p.m., March 18, at Bickford Cottage in Wabash. 

She was born July 25, 1924 in Wabash County to Macie Guy and Hazel Beatrice (Vickery) Ross. Gladys was a 1943 graduate of Linlawn High School.  She married Harold Robert Cook in Wabash, on Jan. 6, 1945; he died Dec. 17, 2003.  She retired from General Tire and also worked at Wagner Industries, both of Wabash.  She attended Lagro United Methodist Church and was a member of the Wabash Saddle Club.  Gladys and her husband loved spending time with their children riding horses and camping in Brown County, and with their friends at the Wabash Saddle Club.  Gladys lived at Bickford Cottage for the last four years.

She is survived by her two children, Janet A. Necessary, Greenville, Tenn., and Joe A. (Libby) Cook, Lagro; five grandchildren, Susan (David) Music, Centerville, Tenn., Lee Necessary, Wabash, Jeff (April) Necessary, Greenville, Amanda (Jason) Lyons and Nathan (Jess) Cook, both of Lagro; five great-grandchildren, Ashley, Mason, and Logan Lyons, Lagro, and Aaron and Jake Necessary, Greenville.  She was also blessed with a second family, the staff and friends at Bickford Cottage.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Delmer and Bobby Ross; and three sisters, Gertie Dailey, Edna Gaunt, and Esther Hickey.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Rick Borgman officiating.  Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday, March 21 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Bickford Cottage Activity Fund or Lagro United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Gladys may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Mar 19