Ruth Marie Cook, 85

Ruth Marie Cook, 85 died Sunday July 19, at Seasons Hospice in Delaware. Born in New Hope, Pa., Mrs. Cook had lived in Lambertville for many years and in Middletown for the past 20 years. 

She is pre deceased by her parents David and Blanche Hartpence Bowlby, her former husband Harry Allen, her brothers Richard, Bill and Russell Bowlby. She is survived by her husband George J. Cook, two sons Harry Allen and his companion Sue, Bill Allen and his wife Betsy, one daughter, Peggy Malherbe and her husband John, one sister Joyce Miller, two step daughters, Donna Askew and her husband Roger, Grace Bove and her husband Jim, eleven grandchildren, Tracy, Wayne, Amy, Amanda, Ashley, Andrea, Jimmy, Necole, Deena, Molly, Ray and twelve great grandchildren. 

The family would like to thank the entire Christiana Care Staff, especially Dr. Duggan and John and Seasons Hospice. 

Funeral services will be held Thursday July 23 at 1:00 pm at the Garefino Funeral Home, 12 N. Franklin St. Lambertville. Burial will follow in the Holcombe-Riverview Cemetery, Delaware Twp., NJ. Calling hour will be Thursday from 12:00 noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Volunteer Hose Co 27 EMS, 27 W Green St, Middletown DE 19709.