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Rachel Ann Cook

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Rachel Ann Cook, 92, of West Mansfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.

She was born near West Mansfield on April 9, 1921, to the late Herbert and Ella Kerns Winner. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Donald “Don” Cook; a son, Kenneth Donald “Kent” Cook; and a brother, Thomas J. Hubbell.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Larry) Cronkleton of Noblesville, Ind.; grandchildren, Bryce Milton (Laura) Cronkleton, Alyssa Ann (fiancé Michael Barr) Snyder and John Charles “Charlie” (Mandi) Wieland; five great-grandchildren, Sidney (Eric) Gibson, Matt Wieland, Mila and Zita Cronkleton, and Brynn Snyder; a sister-in-law, Stephanie Hubbell of Pennsylvania; special friends, Dick and Kathy Carpenter of West Mansfield; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and neighbors, who kept a lovingly watchful eye on Rachel in recent years.

Rachel was a licensed insurance agent and owned Cook Insurance Agency in West Mansfield for many years, and also served as clerk for the West Mansfield Water Department Board.

A 1939 graduate of West Mansfield High School, she was a longtime member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church.

Rachel possessed a beautiful smile and will be remembered for her outgoing personality and her genuine love for children. She treasured time spent with her family and friends.

The Rev. Doug Thompson conducts a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, where visitation is one hour prior and a fellowship luncheon follows.

It was Rachel’s longstanding wish that her body be donated for anatomical study to The Ohio State University.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the West Mansfield United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were handled by Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

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