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Phyllis G. Cooke, 86; Former WAC, Four Daughters Survive

IN MEMORIAM: Phyllis G. Cooke, 86;

Former WAC, Four Daughters Survive

Phyllis G. Cooke

UNADILLA – Phyllis G. Cooke, 86, of Unadilla, a former WAC and mother of four daughters, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at the state Veterans Home in Oxford.

She was born on April 9, 1933, in Preston Park, Pa., to Ward & Hope (Phillips) Sherman.

As a child, Phyllis attended a one-room school house and was raised by her mother and siblings on a small farm.  A Korean War veteran, Phyllis joined the Women’s Army Corps in April 1951.  She was stationed in Chicago, and attained the rank of Private E-2 as a teletypewriter pperator.

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