Margaret Mary Evans Cook, 86, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully on the evening of May 13, 2020.
Margaret was born September 9, 1933 to Caroline B. (Cabrnoch) Evans and John W. Evans in Marion, Iowa. She attended school in Marion and graduated from Marion High School with the class of ’52. Margaret married the love of her life, Joe Sullivan Cook on March 28, 1955 and raised four children while also having a career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company/ AT&T for 33 years. She was a founding member of St. Jude Catholic Church and a proud member of the Telephone Pioneer Club. Her joys included pets (dogs and cats as members of the family), gardening and landscaping, antiques, crossword puzzles, and showering her family members with gifts and affection.
She is survived by her husband Joe; their children, Jennifer (Paul) Sankot of Belle Plaine, IA, Tim (Anne) Cook of Cedar Rapids, IA , Janice (Larry Granroth ) Cook-Granroth of Iowa City, IA and Jo Cook of West Des Moines, IA; Grandchildren Christopher (Laurel) Sankot of Amana, IA, Jason Granroth of Iowa City, IA, Justin Carolyn of Marion, IA, Cory (Hannah Larson) Sankot of Rochester, MN, Leah (Tony Nguyen) Granroth of Phoenix, AZ and Nolan Cook of Cedar Rapids, IA; Great Grandchildren Sworn, Sovereign, and Solace; and her sisters Marlene Evans and Martha Evans of Cedar Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Phillip, John, and Raymond.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Melanie Stahlberg, Oldorf Hospice of Mercy, and especially to the caregivers (nurses, techs, cleaning staff, and volunteers) there.
Services for Margaret Mary Cook (9/9/1933 – 5/13/2020) will be held this week in conjunction with Joe S. Cook’s services:
Visitation for Joe & Margaret will be held on Thursday, June 3rd, from 3:00-5:00 pm, at the Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom. Joe’s funeral will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday, June 3rd, at the Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom.
Margaret’s funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 5th, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church. A reception will immediately follow at the Cedar Memorial Family Center. Private interment will be held.
All guests are respectfully requested to wear a face mask and practice social distancing for the health and safety of others; there are family members with health issues.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.