Mildred “Midge” Ann Cook, 96, of Gainesville, FL, passed away November 18, 2022 after a short illness.
Midge was born to the late Lloyd and Esther Mosiman on December 15, 1925, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Purdue University in 1948 with a BA in in Home Economics. While attending Purdue, Midge was active in the Alpha X Delta sorority, where she met her life’s love. Midge and the late William “Bill” Oren Cook married on April 2, 1949. After Midge’s mother and Bill’s father passed away, the remaining parents married each other, making Midge and Bill brother and sister after 7 years of marriage! This remains a favorite family story.
The Cooks lovingly raised their family, enjoyed lake life, and explored many travel destinations together. While in Greencastle, Indiana, Midge worked at DePauw University in the Communications Department, was the President of Delta Theta Tau and was an Elder at the Presbyterian church. After moving to Niceville, Florida, Midge was proud to be the President of the Women’s Club. She was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Florida.
The daughter of a furniture maker, Midge became an extraordinary and creative seamstress. Her kids Halloween costumes were award winning, and her quilts are cherished family heirlooms. She was an accomplished bridge player, and her competitive spirit was well known, especially by her family.
Midge is survived by her three children: Ron Cook (Kathy), Sheryl Fulaytar and Sandra Brown; by three grandchildren, Micheal, Gregory (Sarah) and Debra (Ramy) and five great-grandchildren (Jeffrey, Kylie, Sarah, Hussein and Hasan). She was pre-deceased by three sisters, Carolyn, Dorothy and Catherine and a brother, Charles. She was a beloved Aunt of eleven nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, November 20, 2022 at 1:30 P.M. in the Chapel at The Village of Gainesville, where she was loved by many for the last 10 years of her well lived life. The family will receive friends after the service. The burial will take place in the family plot in Franklin, Indiana on a future date.