RITA COOK DAMON
Rita Cook Damon, 89, of Adrian, died Saturday, February 02, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center. She was born September 16, 1918, in Findlay, OH, to George and Crystal (Hicks) Fornes. In 1936, Rita married Harold Cook. He preceded her in death in 1968. In 1976, she married Cal Damon in Adrian. He preceded her in death in 1986.
Rita was employed by American Chain and Cable for 30 years, retiring in 1978. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the center of her life. She and her family enjoyed many days at her cottage on Meadow Lake. A child at heart, a lover of children of all ages; many people called her “mom”. A humble and simple woman, and the heart of her family, she will be dearly missed. She loved sewing, quilting, baking, playing cards, scrabble and puzzles.
Rita is survived by two sons, Ronald (Ursula) Cook of Sterling Heights, MI, Martin (Valerie) Cook of Perrysburg, OH; four daughters, Marita Rose Cremeans of Blissfield, Cynthia Holtz of Adrian, Lorene Cook and Brian Desmond of Kalamazoo, and Valerie (Robbin) Bays of Adrian; two brothers, George (JoAnne) Fornes of Columbus, OH and Lawrence (Helen) Fornes of Dayton, OH; four sisters, Lillian Walker of Houston, TX, Fern Marohn, her twin, Marie Snyder and Irene Ufheil all of Findlay, OH; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and three step-children.
In addition to her husband, Calvin, she was preceded in death by four sons, David Cook, Harry Cook, Stephen Cook and Gary Cook; two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services for Rita were held on Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at the Anderson Funeral Home with Father Russ Kohler officiating. Burial took place at St. Michael Cemetery, in Findlay on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home.