Lori Cook Obituary: A Legacy of Love, Strength, and Sobriety

In the quiet town of Springfield, a light has dimmed with the passing of Lori E. Cook on March 23, 2024. At the age of 63, Lori left behind more than just memories; she left behind a legacy of resilience, unwavering love, and an inspirational commitment to sobriety that touched many lives. Born on May 5, 1960, in Urbana, Ohio, Lori was the cherished daughter of Ronald and June M. (Harmon) Skaggs, whose values and love shaped her into the remarkable woman she was.

Lori Cook Obituary

Lori’s journey through life was marked by her incredible strength and capacity to love, even in the face of adversity. Her dedication to sobriety was a beacon of hope within the AA community, where she celebrated 37 years of living sober. Lori’s impact extended beyond her personal achievements as she sponsored numerous individuals, guiding them through their own paths to recovery with empathy and understanding.

A Life Filled with Joy and Love

Lori’s zest for life was evident in her appreciation for the simple pleasures – from soaking up the sun by the pool to keeping her home a welcoming and beautiful space. Her sense of style and love for shopping were unmatched, always adding a touch of elegance wherever she went. In her husband Don, Lori found a partner who provided unwavering support and companionship, making countless cherished memories together over the years.

A Devoted Mother and Grandmother

Lori’s heart was truly fulfilled in her role as a mother to her four daughters: Shelly Reed, Cristi Stevens, Nikki (Jad) Coy, and Jenni Coleman. Her grandchildren – Christopher Finnegan, Abigail Reed, Cole and Shay Conner, Reef Coy, Lena Coleman, Hannah Rose Hlakva, Cayson, and Jordan Cook – were her pride and joy. Their laughter and presence brought immeasurable happiness to her life, a testament to the deep bonds of family that Lori nurtured with so much care.

A Compassionate Soul Remembered

Beyond her immediate family, Lori’s warmth and kindness extended to her siblings Elsa (Dewayne) Mynhier, Jeff (Brenda) Skaggs, Wayne Skaggs, Shane (Keshia) Skaggs, and Lonnie Skaggs, as well as a loving circle of nieces, nephews, and her beloved dogs, Maggie and Pumpkin. Her compassion knew no bounds, touching the lives of all who knew her.

Lori’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of many, but her spirit continues to inspire and uplift us. A celebration of her remarkable life will take place on Saturday, March 30th, at the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, offering a chance for friends and family to come together in remembrance of a woman whose life was a true embodiment of grace and kindness.

As we say goodbye to Lori E. Cook, we hold tight to the memories and the lessons she imparted. Her legacy of love, strength, and sobriety will forever be a guiding light for those she leaves behind.

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