Virginia "Ginny" F. (Kelly) Cook, was born October 1, 1922 in Chicago, IL to the late James F. and Nora Crowley Kelly and died on April 27, 2014, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis. Virginia graduated from Loretto Academy and attended DePaul University in Chicago.
For over 50 years, Virginia was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Fortville. She was active in the St. Ann’s Altar Society for many years. She was an honorary member of the Psi Iota Psi sorority and active for years in bridge clubs and bowling leagues. She was an avid reader until her sight was impaired by macular degeneration. She was a charter member of the Voyager (Ambassadair) Travel Club and enjoyed many wonderful trips with her husband and friends.
Virginia was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. Family was all important in her life. She was lovingly known as “Nana” by her grandchildren and great grandchildren and never missed acknowledging their birthdays and special occasions.
She is survived by her sister, Norma K. Sommer; brother-in-law, George Whitting and by her four children, Robert Kelly (Cheryl) Cook, Patricia (Warner) Young, Colleen (John) Dangler and Kathy Donley. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Amy (Don) Textor, Jennifer (Jason) Kehrer, Heather Donley, Michael (Brooke) Donley, Julie (Tony) Ave, Megan (Bill) Bissmeyer, Charles Cook and James (JP) Cook; nine great -grandchildren and 16 nieces and nephews and their children also survive.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, of 67 years, Robert E. Cook. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Muriel von Albade and Marian Whitting and grandson, Christopher Kelly Cook.
Visitation will be from 9- 11 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Fortville followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Arrangements are entrusted to Seals Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fortville.
You are invited to visit www.sealsfuneralhome.com to leave a personal message.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sr. Carmen de Barros Scholarship Fund, Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036 or to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.