Rebecca Cook, 57

Rebecca A. Cook, 57, North Manchester, passed away at 5 a.m. on Dec. 27, 2016, in her residence.

Rebecca was born on Aug. 19, 1959, in Kosciusko County, to Charles R. French Jr., and Beverly (Petry) French-Kidd. On June 21, 1980 Rebecca married Eldon R. Cook.

In 1977 she graduated from Manchester High School, then graduated from Manchester College in 1994.  Later, Rebecca went on to graduate from Ball State with a master's degree in education technology. She worked as an elementary teacher at Manchester Elementary School for 10 years, Coessee Elementary for a year, Wabash City Schools for two years and St. Bernard Elementary for a year. When Rebecca wasn't teaching, she enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends.

Rebecca is survived by her mother Beverly French-Kidd, North Manchester; stepmother Cathy French, North Manchester; husband, Eldon R. Cook, North Manchester; three daughters Nicole (Mark) McKee, North Manchester, Cynthia (Elmer) Querubin, Dayton, Ohio and Heather (Tony) Gullotti, Fort Wayne; six brothers John (Linda) French, North Manchester, Tom (Janet) French, North Manchester, Mike (Marcy) French, Fort Wayne, Eric (Colleen) French, South Whitley, Kurt (Rhonda) Henderson, Roann, Kevin (Anita) Henderson, North Manchester; four sisters Susan (Jerry) Graybeal, Johnson City, Tenn., Christine (Gary) Vanlandingham, Hartford, Mich., Teresa (Ray) Allison, Goshen, JoEtta (Keith) Hermann, North Manchester; six grandchildren Jessilyn and Analeigh McKee, Elijah and Levi Querubin, Malachi and Evelyn Gullotti.

Family and friends may call Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. at McKee Mortuary. The Rev. Kurt Stout will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Rebecca A. Cook, memorial contributions may be made to the family for an educational scholarship fund for her grandchildren C/O McKee Mortuary.

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Posted on 2016 Dec 28