Betty J. (Berger) Cook

COOK, Betty J. (Berger,) 78, of Wintersville, OH, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at Trinity West ER surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Steubenville, Ohio on May 9, 1934, a daughter of the late John L. and Esther (Ingold) Berger. Betty was a homemaker. She was also an avid bowler with her beloved bowling team, aka “The Girls”, Margaret, Pat, Sandy, Vi, Nellie, Pam and Edna for 45 years in the SWBA. Most of all, Betty will be remembered as a loving mother and “Baba.” She was the strength and light of her family. Spending time loving, playing, joking and laughing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren is what gave her the most joy in life.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, James L. “Jimmy” Cook, Sr.; son, John L. Cook; son-in-law, Buddy Perine; two brothers, John and Robert Berger, and sister, Ruth Krager.

Surviving are her son, James L. (Cheryl) Cook, Jr. of Wintersville, OH; two daughters, Ruth Ann Perine of Steubenville, OH and Joyce E. Cook of Mingo Junction, OH; five grandchildren, Tricia Perine, Brian Perine, Melissa (PJ) Tiberio, Ashley (Chad) Bauman and James C. Cook; three great grandchildren, Gia Seraphina Perine, Rocco Joseph Tiberio and Nicco Angelo Tiberio and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville on Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where a service will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. with Rev. Jason Elliott officiating. Burial at Union Cemetery.

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