Jean Cook

November 04, 1945 - July 12, 2021

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Saturday, July 31, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, July 31, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Jean Cook, 75, of Kendallville died Monday, July 12, 2021, at Coventry Meadows Retirement and Assisted Living Facility in Fort Wayne.

She was born November 4, 1945, at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, Florida, to John and Anna (Matusik) Ivanco.

On March 12, 1966, at Camp Pendleton, California, she married James A. “Jim” Cook. He preceded her in death on January 21, 2021.

Mrs. Cook was a registered nurse, having worked at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne and the Kendallville Day Care Center in Kendallville.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was also a life member of Kendallville American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary and Kendallville VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, David Cook of Elkhart and Matthew (Kim) Cook of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Christina (James) Heine and Benjamin (Katelynn) Cook; four great-grandchildren, Kayden, Raylan, Braden, and Lylah; a sister, Susan Davies of North Hundington, Pennsylvania; and a brother, Mark (Annette) Ivanco of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Danny Ivanco.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Roger Ford officiating.

Visitation is Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Restland Memorial Park in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Indiana Parkinson’s Foundation, 14350 Mundy Drive, Suite 800, #181, Noblesville, Indiana, 46060

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Belinda and Michael Corps
July 26th, 2021 3:45pm

Seeing Jim and Jean prior to and after services was always a treat. We had some great conversations. Belinda worked with Jean on Funeral dinners before her mobility declined. A sweet, down to earth, loving individual. The two of them are and have been greatly missed.

Arlene Roberts
July 15th, 2021 3:14am
Kendallville, IN

Enjoyed working with Jean at the Kendallville Daycare Center. Such a nice person to know. My prayers go out to her family.

Denny & Donna Stevens
July 15th, 2021 1:12am
North Lewisburg, Ohio

We send our heart felt sympathies to you all. Jean was one of our dearest friends for 45 + years. We have fond memories of our times spent together with Jim and Jean over the years. We miss them greatly. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time, for God’s strength and peace in the days to come. We love you all, Denny and Donna Stevens