Dorothy Lee Cooke, 92, of Newton Falls, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021. Born in Sherrard, West Virginia on July 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Alberta (Robinson) Murphy.
Dorothy was involved in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Newton Falls VFW (Past President), Pythian Sisters, Rebekahs (Past Noble Grand), Trumbull County VFW (8th District Past President), and she was a charter member of the Messiah Lutheran Church and the Women’s Church Circle.
Dorothy enjoyed working on word search puzzles, spending time with family, and she was known for baking the best cookies. She was also an avid Ohio sports fan, cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers. Her presence will surely be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Dorothy is survived by her niece, Vera Kay Murphy of Warren and great-nephew Richard (Cynthia) Cooke, Jr. of Newton Falls. All who came to her home, would notice from the many pictures displayed that she was known as the special “Nan” or “Nanny” to several children she helped raise and they were near and dear to her heart: Stephen Gazdik and Nicole (Gazdik) McCarty, Michael and Katherine McCarty, and Jennifer and Ryan Falb. She is also the cherished aunt of several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and the dear friend of many.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Cooke; son, Kenneth Cooke; and her two brothers Vernon and Glenn Murphy.
Family and friends may visit and pay tribute to Dorothy from 11:00 to 12:00 on Friday, August 27, 2021 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Road, Newton Falls, OH 44444. For the safety all, masks are requested to be worn.
A funeral service will follow at 12:00 PM at the church, with the Pastor Richard Seaks officiating.
Burial will take place in the Windham Township Cemetery, Windham, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Road, Newton Falls, OH 44444.
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4920 Fairport Road, Newton Falls OH 44444