Mary Lou Cook

Mary Louise Cook, age 83, of Naples, Florida/Rockford, Illinois/Lake Delavan, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida. She was born March 15, 1933 in Fairbanks, PA to George and Florence Loughry. She was married to Dr. Thomas William Cook on July 30, 1955.

Marylou or ML, as many family members referred to her, can best be remembered as an intelligent, beautiful, complicated, diverse, interesting, loyal, and engaging person with a quick wit. She loved people and people loved her back. There is nothing that she would not have done to help others. She loved interesting and diverse, never boring.

Marylou was trained and worked as registered nurse. She accompanied her husband, a Captain in the US Army, to Osaka, Japan during the Korean War. While in Japan she worked for the US Army as a civilian nurse in the O.B. department of a military hospital. After the war she moved with her husband to New York City where she continued to work in nursing. After several years in New York she moved to Rockford, Illinois, raised her family, and furthered her education by obtaining a degree in Psychology.

Marylou traveled extensively. She began taking small numbers of friends to New York City as a theater group. As the popularity of these groups grew, year after year, she became involved in the travel business with Morrison Travel for many years. She went on to lead numerous groups, all over the world, to many destinations of interest. Of all her travels the place she loved the most was at the Lake in Wisconsin which she referred to as an old friend. She loved sitting on porch overlooking the lake, talking with family and friends, and the changing of the seasons.

She was also very proud of her Loughry family heritage. Her family history dated back to the American Revolution and she was a proud member of the D.A.R.

ML had a voracious appetite for reading. Her favorite reads were Biographies and she embraced modern technologies that allowed her to download new books and keep in contact with family and old friends.

Marylou is preceded in death by her husband Thomas William Cook and her daughter Susan Carnrick.

She is survived by one daughter, Wendy Correll (James) of West Milford,NJ; one son, Bradford(Marcia) Cook of Delavan, WI; six grandchildren, James,Alex,Tyler,Ashley,Riley,and Charlotte; three great grandchildren,Zane,Jace,and Mackenzie; one brother Rush(Teri)Loughry of The Villages,FL.

A Funeral Service will be held at Monroe Funeral Home, 604 East Walworth Ave, Delavan, WI 53115 at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery in Delavan, WI.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in her name to Avow Hospice 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

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