Looking for a particular obituary?

Obits submitted to The Gazette are published online and in the newspaper the next day.

Thank you for signing up for our e-newsletter!

You should start receiving the e-newsletters within a couple days.

Josephine Cook

Cedar Rapids

Josephine P. Cook, 100, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully on Sept. 7, 2017, at her home at Cottage Grove Place.
Josephine was loved by all who came to know her. The family wishes to thank the vast number of friends and caregivers, including compassionate staff at Cottage Grove Place and Home Choice, who became our extended family as her life drew to an end.
Condolences to the family and donations may be sent to Valissa Berg at 2715 Clubhouse Dr., Marion, IA 52302.
If you choose to make donations in memory of Jo Cook, the following charities have been identified: The Cottage Grove Place Residents Council EAF (Employee Appreciation Fund), The Foundation for AIDS Research, The Jane B. Cook Wellness Center at St. Luke's Foundation, The Literacy Assistance Center or The University of Iowa Foundation.
You may also leave a message or tribute on the website www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
Jo was celebrated at a large gathering on her 100th birthday on May 6. Per her wishes, there is no further memorial planned at this time.