Midlakes Owner Dorothy Cook Obituary


Dorothy A. Cook


Obituary for Dorothy A. Cook, (from the February issue of TOPS Magazine). “Mrs. Dorothy A. Cook, 74, of Colon, died January 17, 1991, in Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI. She was born November 30, 1916 in Webster City, IA., the daughter of Walter E. and Alice (Burton) Ambrose. She graduated from the Dayton, OH. school system in 1936.

On May 19, 1946 she married James W. Cook, in Montgomery, AL. He died January 23, 1978. Mrs. Cook and her husband owned and operated Midlakes Tavern in Colon for several years. She was a member of the Colon United Methodist Church; Order of the Eastern Star; and the Colon American Legion Auxiliary. She also worked for many years in the accounting department of the Abbott Magic Company.

Survivors: a sister, Mrs. Gladys C. Williams of Delton, MI. Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her brother Walter E. Ambrose.

Services were held at Schipper Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Hubley officiating. The Eastern Star memorial services followed. Internment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery in Dayton, OH.