Mayme E. Cobb

HANCOCK – Mayme E. Cobb, 89, a resident of Hancock passed away Sunday morning Jan. 20, 2013, at the Medora House of PortagePointe in Hancock, where she had been a resident patient since this past November.

She was born on July 22, 1923, in Oskar, Mich., a daughter of the late Jack and Edna (Dorvinen) Ruohonen.

On Dec. 6, 1944, Mae was united in marriage to Harry Cobb.

In 2007, Harry preceded her in death after 63 years of marriage.

Mrs. Cobb was a member of Portage Lake United Church of Houghton, and she was an avid reader, often enjoying three to four books at one time. She also enjoyed sending birthday cards to family and friends.

Surviving are her children, Doug (Merry) Cobb of Newaygo, Mich., Connie (Susan) Cobb of Kingsford, Mich., Carol Hassett of Mesa, Ariz., Chuck (Kathi) VanHoey of Greenville, Mich.; her grandchildren, Carrie (Phil) Reynolds, Darrell (Char) Cobb, Greg (Jill) Cobb, Patrick Hassett, Jason (Amanda) VanHoey, Heather (Mare) Sutherland, Mike (Angie) Parsons; 13 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Aili Dunstan of Houghton Canal, Martha Hermanson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Mae will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock with Pastor Cindy Method to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Oskar Cemetery.

Friends may call on Sunday Feb. 3, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family suggests that memorials be given to the Omega House, 211 Maureen Ln., Houghton, MI 49931.

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The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock has been assisting the family with arrangements.