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Janice (Jan) Irene Cook, age 78, passed away on Friday, February 25, 2022 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was born June 16, 1943 in Homer, Michigan, the daughter of Ralph and Dorothy (Smith) Cook.

Jan’s parents and one grandson, Jeremy, preceded her passage to heaven.

She is survived by her children, Christina (Daniel) Ingram, of Springville, IN, Stephanie (Larry) Sanders, of Litchfield, MI, Glenn Maurer, of Bedford, IN, and Adam (Angela) Gilbreath, of Vicksburg, MI; nine grandchildren, Michelle, Joshua, Ashley, Tiffany, Antonio, Nicholas, Ashyr, Adam, and Dylan; fifteen great grandchildren; brothers, Phil (Deborah) Cook and David (Debra) Cook.

Jan enjoyed helping out with her young daughter’s groups, the Bluebirds and Campfire Girls. She loved crafting, especially ceramics, and for a few years she had a kiln making many treasured pieces. Jan worked in various fields throughout the years. She enjoyed NASCAR, and especially Dale Jarrett #88.

As per Jan’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life is tentatively being planned for some time around her birthday, however, a date, time and location have yet to be determined.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jan’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.

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  1. Adam Gilbreath on March 2, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Mom, you were allways helping people even when you couldn’t afford to. You gave me room to make mistakes as I was growing up, but you were always around to help me up to my feet. You helped make me the man I am today, I know you are there in the next plain watching over us and enjoying the company of our other lived ones. I you will forever be in my heart, and in the foreground of my mind.
    I love you mom.



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