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Lillian Cook Ankrum
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1911
Oceana
Wyoming County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 2008
Tipton
Tipton County
Indiana, USA

Wife Of:
Glen Beckwith Ankrum

Daughter Of:
Heber Cook
and
Carrie (___) Cook

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TIPTON, INDIANA

Lillian Cook Ankrum, 96, of
Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana,

Passed away Friday,
3-14-2008, in Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana.

Born
9-19-1911, in
Oceana (Wyoming County), West Virginia, she was the

Only child of
Carrie Cook
and
Heber Cook.

All were direct descendants of John Cook, a Revolutionary War soldier and the first permanent settler of Wyoming County, West Virginia, in 1799.

Lillian grew up in the coal country of Southern West Virginia spending time in both Oceana (Wyoming County) and in Omar (Logan County), West Virginia.

In 1927, she
Married
Glen Beckwith Ankrum, a school teacher in Omar, WV.

They moved to Alexandria, Indiana, in the late 1920s and were the parents of
Glenn Eugene and
James Robert Ankrum.

Mr. Ankrum preceded her in death in 1971.

Her son, Glenn, a U.S. Naval Commander, died in 1968 while serving his country during the Vietnam War and is buried in Arlington Cemetery.

Her son, Bob, passed away in 1993 and is buried in
Park View Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia.

Lillian lived a long, eventful and independent life. After raising two sons through the 1930s Great Depression, she gained employment at Delco Remy Anderson at the end of World War II and retired in 1975 after 30 years of service.

A former member of the Alexandria First United Methodist Church, Lillian lived in the Anderson/ Alexandria area most of her adult life. She drove a car until age 89 and maintained her own home in Alexandria, only until recent physical limitations required her to seek assisted living in Tipton.

Survivors include -
Grandchildren:
Keith Ankrum of Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
Linda (Bill) Lamberjack of Fishers, IN; and
Jim (Michele) Ankrum of Tipton, IN;

Great-grandchildren:
Rachel and Maggie Lamberjack of Fishers and Hannah, IN; Caroline, Mary Ellen, and Rebekah Ankrum of Tipton, IN;

Daughters-in-law:
Magdalena Ankrum, San Diego, CA, and
Barbara (Baxter) Ankrum of Alexandria, IN, and

First cousins:
Ed and Bill Clay and Virginia Clay Farthing of the Carolinas and
Ken Clay of Florida.

Private graveside services and burial were held Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at
Park View Cemetery in Alexandria, IN.

Date Per Obituary:
3-22-2008
Logan Banner
Logan, Logan County, West Virginia
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Glen Beckwith Ankrum (1903 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Parkview Cemetery
Alexandria
Madison County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Della Lilly
Record added: Mar 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25491567
Lillian <i>Cook</i> Ankrum
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