Mary Ann Cook

04/23/1937 - 03/23/2024


Obituary For Mary Ann Cook

Mary Ann Cook, age 86, was called into her Heavenly Home at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2024, Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center with the love of her family by her side.

Mary was born April 23, 1937, in Ottoville, OH, to the late Arthur and Marcille (Otte) Boerger. On May 3, 1958, she married the love of her life, Clyde O. Cook Jr.

Mary was a 1955 graduate of St. Gerard High School and Frederick's Beauty School in Lima. She was a beautician for over 65 years, most recently working at Creative Images. Mary was an avid doll collector and built miniature buildings and houses. She was a longtime member of St. Gerard Catholic Church and loved spending time with her family and friends. Mary was especially proud of her work and cherished the relationships with her clients.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Clyde O. Cook Jr. of Lima; four children, Michael A. (April) Cook of Lima, Dennis G. Cook of Lima, Brian J. (Stacey) Cook of Cridersville, and Teresa A. Montgomery of Delphos; 10 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Fromm of Lima; sister-in-law, Pat Boerger of Florida, and sister-in-law, Patricia (Bob) Mullenhour.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Delphine Cook; son-in-law, Brian Montgomery; brothers, Don (Jean) Boerger, and Jim Boerger; sisters, Jackie McKinley, Dorothy "Jean" (Ronald) Williams, Thomas Boerger; and brothers-in-law, Nick Moore, and William Fromm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at St. Gerard Catholic Church,240 W. Robb Ave., Lima, Ohio 45801. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, at CHILES - LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. A Parish Wake Service will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, following the visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Health - St. Rita's Hospice, 545 W. Market St., Suite 200, Lima, Ohio 45801.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


1 Apr


05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
2 Apr

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM

St. Gerard Catholic Church 240 W. Robb Ave. Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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