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Nellie Virginia Cooke

December 9, 1926 - February 21, 2018


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

February 21, 2018



Birth Date:

December 9, 1926

Birth Place:

Mainesburg, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly


Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly


Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pennsylvania

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Nellie Virginia Cooke

Nellie Virginia Smith Cooke, born December 9, 1926 in Mainesburg, PA, to the late Joseph Osler and Eva Every Osler passed into eternal life on February 21, 2018 at the age of 91.
Virginia was predeceased by her parents, husbands George Smith, and William Cooke; daughter, Barbara Smith Baker; grandsons, Jamie Lyle Smith and Francis and Christopher DeVine; brother, James Osler; Brothers-in-law, Norman, Charles, and Gerald Smith, Larry Comfort and Michael Bolonda; sisters-in-law, Gladys Comfort, and Mildred Bolonda.
Virginia is survived by her children, Peg and Scott Peters of Chemung, Mike and Terri Smith, Brian and Debbie Smith; son-in-law Michael Baker, all of Waverly; step-children, Arthur, Pam and Wayne Cooke; grandchildren, Christopher and Terri Smith of NC, Timothy and Ann Lynn Smith of NC, Rudy and Shanon Braza of TX, Chadd and Michelle Smith of PA, David and Peggy Woodruff of MD, Jonathan Baker of Waverly and Dane and Darcy Peters of Chemung; she leaves behind 13 great grandchildren, Brandon, Jordan, Alana, Mariana, and Andrew Smith, McKenna Smith, Owen, Eldon, and Aiden Braza, Payton Smith, Giulia and Anthony Allen, and Skylynne Burnell; sisters-in-law, Charlotte, Ethel and Dolly Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
She was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of ’44.
Virginia was an active member of North Waverly Chapel where she taught Sunday school and enjoyed her Wednesday morning prayer meetings. Virginia had a love of life and would help anyone in need. She was the neighborhood Mom on Hoover Street. She ran Cooke’s ceramics in Waverly for many years where she developed many lasting friendships. She enjoyed attending Senior Citizens and participating in their activities and luncheons. She was a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital where the “girls in the work room” loved her singing and sense of humor. She volunteered right up to her illness just before Christmas. She enjoyed the past 6 years living with her son Michael and daughter in law Terri where she had her window to watch the birds and squirrels. She would go to Scott and Pegs and watch the deer and turkeys. She loved running the roads with her friends and was always ready to go. In her later years you could find her reading and doing her word search puzzles.
She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known and spent time with her.
A time of calling will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with Rev. Bill Wells officiating.  Interim will be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luther’s Mills, PA. Anyone wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so at Stray Haven Humane Society, Shepherd Road, Waverly, NY 14892.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Virginia’s family may visit our Facebook page or by sending a private message of sympathy in “Obituaries” at

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