Mildred R. Cook, 79, active in religious groups

March 18, 2003

Mildred R. Cook, a homemaker who was active in religious organizations, died of a heart attack Saturday at her Towson home. She was 79.

Mildred Rossmann was born in Baltimore and raised on Juniper Road in Guilford. She was a 1939 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School in Mount Washington, and later attended Mount St. Agnes College.

During World War II, she was a secretary for Schenuit Tire and Rubber Co. in the city's Woodberry section.

Mrs. Cook was a longtime communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson and a member of the Catholic Evidence League and Opus Dei, a conservative Catholic lay movement. She also participated in the perpetual adoration rites at the church's chapel.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park and the Three Arts Club of Homeland.

In 1942, she married James H. Cook, a Towson attorney who died in 1993.

She enjoyed spending summers at a second home at Eagles Mere, Pa., and was a member of the Eagles Mere Country Club. At 77, she took up golf. She also enjoyed sewing, reading and walking.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception, Baltimore and Ware avenues.

Mrs. Cook is survived by two daughters, Margaret C. Steurer of Fairport, N.Y., and Elizabeth C. Yancey of Phoenix, Baltimore County; six grandchildren; and five great-granddaughters.

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