COOK, Joan A. "JoAnne," age 75, a lifelong resident of Steubenville,died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Valley Hospice North, after a lengthy illness where she was surrounded by her loving family at her side.
She was born July 16, 1937, in Steubenville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harry Evans and Mary Aronholt Evans Forbes. JoAnne was an active member of Wintersville United Methodist Church and the American Legion Argonne Post 33 Women's Auxiliary. She was a Steubenville High School Class of 1956 graduate, but most important to her was being a homemaker and raising her family whom she adored.
She is survived by her husband, James H. Cook, whom she married on June 13, 1957, and will be sadly missed by her children; son, Gregory Cook of Arizona; daughters, Cheryl (Andrew) Bryan of Wintersville, Karen (Owen) Mort of Steubenville, and Mary Brown of Wintersville; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Keagler of Wintersville and Margaret "Peggy" Dalbenzio of Steubenville.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Additional visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:30 until the time of funeral service at 10 a.m. at Wintersville United Methodist Church, 702 Main St., Wintersville with Rev. Dr. Clint Quillen conducting services and entombment will follow in Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the church.