Barbara Pook, 95
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Luise Barbara Germann Pook, 95, passed away peacefully Friday night, Jan. 27, 2012, at home. She was born Feb. 11, 1916, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Dr. Albert F. O. Germann, Sr. and Ida Helene (Meinke) Germann.
A graduate of Cleveland East High School in 1933, she attended Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University from 1933-36.
After moving to South Whitley and helping start her fatherâ€™s business, she completed her bachelorâ€™s degree at Manchester College in 1940.
She retired in 1977 from her teaching career, which was interrupted to raise her family. She also always supported in any way possible and was part owner of her familyâ€™s business founded by her father, Nutritional Research Associates, Inc., since its founding in 1934.
On June 4, 1944, she was united in marriage with Clarence Henry Louis Pook. To this marriage were born three daughters and one son: Mavelen (Thomas) Woodruff of South Whitley; Luana (Stephen) Carlson of DeWitt, Mich.; Alida (Joseph) Winkler of Greensburg, Ind.; and Jonathan Germann Pook of South Whitley.
Also surviving are one brother, Dr. Albert F. O. (Jean) Germann II; grandchildren, Stephanie (Phil) Kowatch, Andrea (Joe) Meiser, Matthew Carlson, Elizabeth Woodruff, and Andrew (Rachel) Woodruff; five great-grandchildren, brother-in-law D. Ross Osborn, sister-in-law Velma (Pook) Hofmann, seven nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, on April 13, 1996, her parents, her two sisters Edith Osborn and Lucia Harley, and one nephew.
Barbara was called to her heavenly home just two weeks shy of her 96th birthday.
A Christian funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the historical St. John Chapel at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2465 W. Keiser Road in Whitley County.
Burial will be at the St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley, and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday prior to the service at St. John Chapel.
Suggested Memorials are Worship for Shut-ins, The Lutheran Hour, or donor preference.
Condolences may be sent to smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.