Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 6, 2014

Marjorie J. Cook

LANSING, Mich. — Marjorie J. (Whiters) Cook (nee: Slachta) of Lansing, passed away May 2, 2014, at the age of 92.

She was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Lansing, to Joseph and Clara (Mocny) Slachta. Marjorie was a graduate of Lansing Central High School, a volunteer at Sparrow Hospital, a willing Cub Scout leader, an avid golfer and devoted to her family. She was a member of Royal Neighbors, Child Study Club, sewing circle, and a life member of the Lansing Country Club.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Whiters and Robert Cook; sisters, Ruth Turpin and Clarice Smith; and brothers, Joey Slachta and Robert Slachta. Surviving are her daughter, Susan (Anthony) Scruby; three sons, Rick (Linnette) Whiters, John (Brenda) Whiters, and Thomas Whiters; stepdaughter, Susan (Michael) Roberts; stepsons, Roger (Elaine) Cook, Wesley Cook, and Richard (Phyllis) Cook; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her brother, Bill (Ruth) Slachta, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until service time on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hometown Hospice in memory of Marjorie (Whiters) Cook.



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