Blanche Ellen Cook of Miami died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Osborne Care and Rehab Center in Miami after a long illness. She was 88.
She was born June 25, 1917, in Delaware County to James Birtrum and Ola Gertrude (Crowder) Maynard. She lived in Ottawa County most of her life.
She worked at the Miami Hotel as a waitress and Burlington/Genesco before retiring. She was a charter member of two chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Oklahoma society, Continental Society Daughters of the Indian Wars.
Survivors include one son and his wife, Fredas Lee and Fredrea Cook of rural Miami; two sisters and their husbands, Sue and Bob Fansler of Miami and Pat and Ernie Stevens of Sapulpa; two granddaughters, Carrie Ann Cook of Fairland and Winona H. Newburn of Miami, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one son, Walter Herman Cook; her parents; one brother, LeRoy Maynard, and two sisters, Delta Black and Ramona James.