Deborah J. Cook

Deborah “Debbie” Jayne Cook, the rock and glue for her loving family, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Debbie, 58, of Vermontville, was born May 9, 1962, in Lansing, Mich., the daughter of Clarence and Shirley (Bradley) Shaffier. On July 17, 1987 Debbie married Rex Cook. Debbie was a stay-at-home mother/grandmother. She did work for a number of years as a customer service manager at different jobs. Debbie held her family together with her loving, strong and supportive nature. She did however have a feisty and sassy side; you didn’t want to cross her the wrong way. Debbie served as a 4H leader for five years and later could be found supporting her grandchildren with their 4H. Her hobbies included camping in South Haven, going to tractor shows, playing cards, going to Silver Lake, cruising around on her golf cart, collecting cows, Mickey Mouse, and red Christmas truck ornaments, and most importantly having her grandchildren over.
Debbie is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Rex; children, Elaine Fears, Daniel (Jennie) Cook, Pammy (Robby) Shoup, Dustin Cook; grandchildren, Hunter, Austynn, Logan, Zamiyia, Rex, Avery, Robby, Makenna, Amelia, Dakota, Kala, Shala, Briana, Tori, Michael, Hailey, Harley, Ashton, Jayden; great-grandchildren, Braxton, MaKayla, Maddie, Aiden, Little Avery; brothers, Delmas Shaffier, Jerry (Karen) Shaffier; brothers-in-law, Mark (Tonya) Cook, Harry (Karyn) Cook, Larry Cook, Leroy (Elaine) Cook, Jerry Durret; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Jim Shaffier, Bradley Shaffier, Gracie Durret; her parents; in-laws, Maxine and Harold Cook; brothers-in-law, Carl and Earl Cook; sister-in-law, Mary Dewitt; and nephew, Dennis Rodeman.
A public visitation was held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Pray Funeral. The family will be having a Celebration of Life for Debbie at a later date once it is safe to do so.
If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Eaton Community Palliative Care. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Debbie on her tribute page at The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.