Esther Cook

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/5/2011 18:00:00

7/6/2011 11:00:00

Esther Lucille (Noble) Cook, was born September 16,1919 in Ripley Township and passed into eternal rest June 30, 2011. Esther was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Frederick C. Cook. Also, by her parents Walther W. and Clara E. Noble, and sister Pauline (Noble) Bell.
Esther is survived by her daughter Diane L. (Warren) Fish of Canton, OH and her son Walter L. (Linda) Cook of Wilmore, Kentucky. Esther has 7 grand children and 8 great grand children.
A life-long resident of the Willard area she along with her husband Fred pursued diverse business ventures ranging from cosmetology, the Hi-Ho restaurant and the development of Coble Village. Also, she and Fred traveled extensively to many countries and domestic destinations.
Esther poured her life energies into her family, work and her various interests. These included Eastern Star, Rotary Auxiliary, volunteering at Willard Mercy Hospital and being a part of the grief recovery group. A long-time member of Grace United Methodist Church she gave many hours of service to various committees and boards.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM . The funeral service will be at the Grace United Methodist Church in Willard, Ohio on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Doug Winner officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made either to the new Willard Mercy Hospital or Grace United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at


Rutth Niver Earl - Jul 11, 2011

Diane and Walter,
My sincere sympathy to you and to your families. Your mom was one of a kind — she will be long remembered for her energy, her endeavors and her work ethic. I’m sure she was an inspiration to you and to many!.
Ruth Niver Earl

- Jul 11, 2011

Diane and Warren,
So very sorry for your loss. She was a such a sweet, wonderful lady! She is now hanging out with angels! We will keep you in our prayers. Love, Ralph and Kelly Kroll

Marianne Miller Jasper - Jul 8, 2011

My sincere sympathy to your family. I worked at the Hi-Ho and she was a very nice person.

Caroline Young - Jul 7, 2011

Dear Dianne, Walter and family, I only ever met you once and that was back in 1989. I was a Rotary Exchange student from Sydney, Australia. You Mum and Dad were so generous with their time and gave me a place to call home for the first part of my year in Willard. It was to be one of the most memorable years of my life. I was so glad that my own mother was able to meet Esther a number of years ago when I returned to Willard. I have many wonderful memories of my time with your parents and they always spoke so proudly of you both. What a Blessing to know she is now with our Lord and Saviour!
Love to you all
Caroline Young (McKellar) – Sydney, Australia

Rita (Reed) Faidley - Jul 5, 2011

So sorry to hear that your Mother has passed away.
You and your family are all in our prayers and thoughts.
God bless.

Mary Ann Wiley - Jul 4, 2011

Dear Diane, Warren, Walter and Family,
Bob and I send our sincerest condolences to you and yours. I remember how wonderful your mother was to me everytime I saw her. You were so blessed and you should be so thankful that
God gave you what you needed to care for her to the very end of this journey…she is rejoicing with the angels now.
Mary Ann and Bob Wiley

Jolynn Ware - Jul 2, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing but know she is with the Lord. She was a wonderful lady and so much fun. I have such wonderful memories growing up at your home. Cartoons on the big screen, homemade donuts. My mom and dad also had some great times going out to horse races and having each other over for dinner. Esther lives on in those memories for me. My thoughts and prayers to you , Diane and Wally. Love, Jolynn

Janet Terveen Moore - Jul 2, 2011

I am so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. I have some great memories at the Hi-Ho. I know how much I enjoyed reading the online memorials when my mom and dad passed away. Diane, Wally and families you have our deepest sympathy and know that our loved ones live in our great memories. Gordon and Janet Moore

Carolann & Don Froelich - Jul 2, 2011

Diane & Warren, you have our deepest sympathy. It’s been along haul for your mom, but now she is at peace. Our thoughts are with you both at this difficult time.