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Former Lisbon residents celebrate 65th year

July 15, 2011
Morning Journal News

WAPAKONETA - Mr. and Mrs. Will Cook, Nottingham Drive, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 13.

They both graduated from DAHS in Lisbon in 1943. They were married on Aug. 11, 1946 in Elkton.

Mr. Cook, a 1943 graduate of David Anderson High School, was a farmer in Lisbon before attending Mount Union College. He served the Cheraw Methodist Church while attending the Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colo.; where he received a master's of theology degree. He served the Grace & Emanual Evangelical & Reformed Churches of Wooster and was ordained of June 24, 1956. He also served St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Millbury; Zion & Zoar United Church of Christ, and the Lyme & North Monroeville Congregational United Church of Christ, Bellevue; and Nashville United Church of Christ, West Milton. He retired from ministry in 1986. He also worked a teacher and served as secretary of the 5th Amored Division Association & Editor of "The Victory Division News" for 24 years.

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Will and Pauline Cook

Mrs. Cook graduated from Vanguard School Licensed Practical Nurse and worked at Providance Hospital, Sandusky; as well as Dettmer and Pique hospitals. She retired in 1990.

The couple have five children: Jean and Jim Klein, San Diego, Calif.; Carol Ann Cook, Wapakoneta; Donald and Chris Cook, Garland, Texas; Pearl and Richard Drake, Springboro; and Dan Daryl Cook, New Breman; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration in their honor is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 13 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, where Mrs. Cook is a resident. The couple ask that gifts be omitted.



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