Diana “Cricket” L. Cook, 80, of Birdseye, passed away at 12:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at The Timbers of Jasper.
She was born March 15, 1936, in Newton Stuart, Indiana to James Douglas and Ora (Hollen) McFarland; and married Clifton Clarence “Jack” Cook, Jr. on June 29, 1952, at Wickliffe, IN. Diane had worked at Gossards; later, as a cook at Pine Ridge Elementary School; was a member of New Hope General Baptist Church in Birdseye; she sang in the choir; was a campground host at Bear Lake and Indian Celina Lake in Perry County; enjoyed gardening, quilting, cross stitch, camping and fishing. She was preceded in death by two sons, Cliff and Doug Cook.
She is survived by her husband, Clifton “Jack” Cook, a daughter, Mary (Eli) Snelling of Wickliffe; a sister, Faye Weightman of Evansville; eight grandchildren, Dawn (Joe) Detty of Birdseye, Shawn (Angie) Cook of Velpen, Shanna (Chad) Cook of Jasper, Erica (Ryan) Scherzinger of Jasper, Chris (Ashley) Cook of Newburgh, Andy (Dana) Snelling of Wickliffe, David (Shelley) Neukam of Celestine, Mike (Candance) Neukam of Memphis, Tennessee; 14 great grandchildren, Kyle & Kristen Detty; Levi, Wyatt & Grace Allinger; Hunter & Evan Snelling; Paige, Meredith & Grayson Cook; Nichole Hunter; Landon Harlee; Marshal Scherzinger; Dawson McBride; a great-great grandson, Keaton Neukam.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the New Hope General Baptist Church in Birdseye with burial to follow at Birdseye Cemetery. Reverend Albert Madden will officiate the service.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home from 3:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.