Eunice Jean Cookson

February 1, 1926 - March 23, 2021
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Eunice Jean Cookson, age 95, of New Philadelphia, left her Earthly home early Tuesday, March 23, 2021, while in the care of Park Village Southside at New Philadelphia. She has been reunited with her beloved husband, Ben.

Born on February 1, 1926, at New Philadelphia, Eunice was a daughter of the late Lowell and Vern…

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Eunice Jean Cookson, age 95, of New Philadelphia, left her Earthly home early Tuesday, March 23, 2021, while in the care of Park Village Southside at New Philadelphia. She has been reunited with her beloved husband, Ben.

Born on February 1, 1926, at New Philadelphia, Eunice was a daughter of the late Lowell and Verna (Bennington) Kiser and was a 1943 graduate of New Philadelphia High School.

On February 14, 1944, Eunice married Benjamin Cookson, Jr. Together the couple raised three children and shared in nearly 65 years of marriage prior to Ben’s passing on February 10, 2009.

Eunice was a longtime member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church and for many years helped her husband in the office of his company, Ben Cookson, Inc. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling with Ben to construction conventions, collecting frog figurines, and caring for her canine companion, Bella.

She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Jean James of Reynoldsburg and Marsha Rae Nelson of New Philadelphia; her grandchildren, Paul (Kim) Elliott, Jr. Shawn (Stephanie) Elliott, Benjamin Cookson, IV, Melissa Cookson and Stephanie (Aaron) Carlisle; her great-grandchildren, Megan Elliott, Jack and Riley Elliott, Benjamin Cookson, V, Colby Cookson, and Cooper and Kinsey Carlisle; her brother, Melvin “Bud” Kiser, her former daughter-in-law, Sandra Cookson; a special family friend, Larry Krauss, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Eunice was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin “Benjy” Cookson, III; a son-in-law, Freeman “Butch” Nelson, and two sisters, Helen Watson and Doris Reidel.

Private family services will be held with burial alongside her husband to take place in the Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Eunice’s name may be directed to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Road NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Private family services will be held.


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Evergreen Burial Park

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1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Tuscarawas County Humane Society

Phone: 330-343-6060

1432 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: February 1, 1926
Died: March 23, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Mary Cardani posted on 4/3/21

So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all.

 

Mary Cardani posted on 4/3/21

So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all.

 

Mary Cardani posted on 4/3/21

So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all.

 

Jack and Cheryl Fickes posted on 3/29/21

Gloria and family, Please accept our deepest and heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your beautiful mother and grandmother.

 

Cathy King posted on 3/28/21

Gloria and Marsha, I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Teedy's passing. My love to you both. Cathy

 

James Orr posted on 3/27/21

So sorry for your loss. An easy smile and a truly nice person. Loved her family and her friends. RIP

 

Carol Anderson posted on 3/26/21

Mrs. Cookson was one of the best neighbors one could have. Surely miss looking across the street and seeing her with her little dog. Then she would cross the street and we would chat. Will be missed. Condolences to the family....

 

Catherine Alexander posted on 3/26/21

Dear Gloria and Marsha, Saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Eunice. I have fond memories of her throughout the years when we all got together......she always had a smile and a twinkle in her eye. Love, Cathy Cookson Alexander

 

Bill Shutt posted on 3/25/21

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Eunice and my Mom, Evelyn (Ritenour) Shutt, were childhood friends. They attended their 70th high school class reunion together. I recall when I was a young boy that my parents and I stopped by Ben and Eunice's home near Quaker stadium. Before I knew it we were on a pontoon boat out at Atwood Lake having the best time. Eunice was maybe my Mom's oldest friend. My Mom is living with my sister. May God comfort you in your time of loss.

 

Ruthann Belknap posted on 3/25/21

Aunt Eunice, always nice and kind to everyone. You will be missed , but , always a large part of our fondest memories. Prayers and hugs for your family, love to all.?? Ruthann, Patti, & Bill

 

Sandra Gates posted on 3/25/21

Gloria and Marsha, I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Eunice’s passing. I will remember all the get together we had when we were younger. I miss my mom everyday and know how hard this is for both of you. Sincerely Sandra Cookson Gates

 

Pat and Dick Bible posted on 3/25/21

So very sorry to see Eunice passed away. Glad I got to know her through card embroidery. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Jhaney posted on 3/25/21

What a great lady she was fun to be around

 

Rita Debevec Kohl posted on 3/25/21

My deepest sympathies for your loss

 

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