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Nancy E. (McGinnis) Cook


Nancy Cook

Aug. 24, 1938 — Sept. 23, 2020 (age 82)

EAST PALESTINE — Nancy E. Cook, 82, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday (Sept. 23) at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

She was born on Aug. 24, 1938 in New Bethlehem, Pa., daughter of (the late) David and Lena Yount McGinnis.

Nancy had worked as a homemaker and was a member of New Springfield Church of God. 

She had worked at the Bulldog Restaurant and was a member of the Unity Auxiliary Fire Department.

Nancy enjoyed baking and loved doing activities and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Nancy is survived by her husband, Jack E. Cook, whom she married on Sept. 19, 1959; daughters Dena (Tobin) Hill of Hurst, Texas and Marcy Cook of Columbiana; sons Lundy Cook of East Palestine and Jack (Tabitha) Cook II of East Palestine; sisters Mary Myers of New Bethlehem, Pa., Virginia Warner of Conneaut Lake, Pa., and Sandra Crissman of New Bethlehem, Pa.; a brother, Jerry McGinnis of New Bethlehem, Pa.; grandchildren Lesley Light of Hurst, Texas, Cheyenne Cook of East Palestine and Colton Cook of East Palestine; and great-grandchildren Kadyn Bailey and Brooklynn Light.

She was preceded in death by sisters Elsie Wells, Ruth Miller, Ann Beasley and Flora Shick; and a brother, David McGinnis.

The family will receive friends on Saturday (Sept. 26) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Schoch officiating.

A private family burial will take place at New Waterford Cemetery.

The family offers a special thank you to the East Palestine and New Waterford EMTs and Mercy Health Hospital for the excellent care given in her final days.

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