The Bucks Standard February 2nd 1929

Death and Funeral of Mrs. [Ann] Cook. Much regret was caused by the death of Mrs. Cook, widow, at her residence, “Shepperton” on Wednesday, Jan 23rd. She had been subject to periodic heart attacks during the last few years, and each successive attack left the heart weaker to perform its proper function. The end came at last rather suddenly, the result of complete exhaustion. She was a native of this village, and, born in the year 1849, she was 79 years of age. She leaves one son and one daughter to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Saturday last, attended with every mark of sympathy and respect. The first part of the burial service was conducted in the Wesleyan Chapel by the Rev. H. H. Adams superintendent of the Circuit. A good number of lifelong friends were present to pay tribute to the memory of one who had by her generous and sympathetic nature endeared herself to them. Following the preliminary service, the body was taken to its resting place by four old friends Messrs. Richardson, Cowley, Olney and Green. The cortege was met at the entrance to the churchyard by the Rev. E. J. Fenn (curate), who very impressively conducted the service at the graveside. The inscription on the coffin was: “Ann Cook, died Jan. 23, 1929, age 79 years.” The chief mourners were: Mrs. Axon (daughter), Mr. H. Cook (son), Mrs. H. Cook (daughter-in-law), Mrs. W. Clarke (sister), Mr. W. Clarke (brother-in-law), Mr. T. Osborne, J.P. (brother), Mrs. W. Gray (niece), Mr. S. Osborne, nephew (Crewe), Mr. J. Groom, nephew (Crewe), Mrs. Irons and Miss Compton. Mr. Dickens, Hanslope, was the undertaker, and Mr. Sellick supplied the motor cars. There was a most beautiful collection of flowers, a striking testimony to the esteem in which the deceased lady was held. The following is a list: Cross. In sweet and loving memory of our dear mother, from Ida, Harry, and Nellie; spray, To my darling Grannie, with love from Eric; wreath, In loving memory from Amy, Harry and family (Crewe); wreath, In affectionate and loving remembrance from, Lizzie , Will, and family (Crewe); wreath, In affectionate and loving remembrance of my dear sister, from Lizzie and William; chaplet, In affectionate memory of one of the best, Tom, Annie, Flo and Will; spray, With deepest sympathy from Mr. G. Cowley; wreath In loving memory of dear Aunt from Lily, Jack and Jackie (Crewe); wreath, In loving memory of my dear Aunt, from Silas (Crewe); wreath. With sincere sympathy from Mr. W. L. and E. Nichols; wreath With sincere sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Wenlock; wreath In loving memory from Mrs. Irons and Mrs. Robinson; wreath, In ever loving memory; wreath In ever loving memory from Lily, Fred and Leonard (Warwick); wreath, A token of respect and with deep sympathy, from members and friends of Castlethorpe Wesleyan Chapel; spray, With deep sympathy and regret from her friends at “Sunnyside,” Castlethorpe; spray, With sincere sympathy and knd remembrance from Miss Amos (Stony Stratford); spray, In kind remembrance and with sincere sympathy from Miss M. Cook; wreath, In loving memory from Rose (Nuneaton); bunch, from Miss Anderson; wreath, In loving memory from Mr. and Mrs. J. Axon and Arthur (Nuneaton); anchor, In loving memory from Sarah and Joe; spray, With sincere sympathy from Mrs. Worker and Minnie; wreath, With deepest sympathy and kind remembrance from Mrs. Manning and Miss Gregory.