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Charlotte Ann Cook

Canton – Charlotte Ann Cook, 87, of Canton, passed away at 2:27 PM on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Sunset Rehab & Health Care in Canton. She was born on July 3, 1932 in Keithsburg, IL to Roy C. and Avis L. (Champlin) Conner. She married Forrest W. “Beaver” Cook on January 29, 1949 in Canton, IL. He preceded her in death in 1987.

Charlotte is also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Jerry P. and Rodney Conner.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Ann (the late Tom) Downs of Canton; two grandsons, Wayne Alan (Tina) Cardosi of St. Louis, MO and John Carl (Jennifer) Cardosi of Canton, IL; three great-grandchildren, Eric Paul Cardosi of LaCrescent, MN, Morgan Ashley Cardosi of Minneapolis, MN, and DaVantae (Hannah) Berry of Colorado; one great-great-grandson, DaMier Berry of Colorado; three sister-in-law’s, Vernadean Cook, Marcia Conner, and Peggy Cook; and many nieces, nephews, along with a very special cousin (who was like a sister to her) Jackie Walters of Canton, IL.

Charlotte worked at Fab & Trim and then Merle Norman Cosmetics for many years before retiring. She was a generous and witty individual who spoke her mind and was happiest when surrounded by family. She loved doing outside work, Sudoku, jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Charlotte was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the Woman’s Int. Bowling Association for many years. Charlotte volunteered at Graham Hospital Gift Center, Fulton County Heath Department and did tutoring for the after-school program.

A private family gathering will be held at Fiatt Cemetery in Fiatt, IL at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials may be made to Sunset Rehabilitation Center (Pathways Section) for their dedication and excellent care. To leave online condolences you may go to


  • Sharon Harkless

    Reply March 6, 2020 2:48 pm

    Charolotte was a very dear lady and friend.. I worked for many years with her at Merle Nornam Cosmetic. Im so glad I got to know her and her family. My thoughts and prayers go to Debbie and all the family..I’ll miss seeing and visiting with her…

  • Dave Banister

    Reply March 6, 2020 3:04 pm

    So sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet spirit! I will miss her smile.

  • Wayne Demott

    Reply March 6, 2020 3:55 pm

    Sorry for your loss Debbie. Charlotte was such a sweet lady!

  • Alice Douglas (B-PC Schools)

    Reply March 6, 2020 9:20 pm

    Debbie and family, So sorry for your loss of your mom and grandmother. I only met her once and I know she must have been a wonderful lady to have raised you, Deb. Thoughts are with you.

  • Janice E Emmons

    Reply March 7, 2020 8:46 am

    I used to bowl with Charlotte. She was a great lady.

  • Ann moreno

    Reply March 7, 2020 9:03 am

    I will miss takeing care of you a sweet lady enjoyed our talks

  • Marian Morstatter

    Reply March 7, 2020 11:20 am

    I remember the family reunions we had! I don’t remember seeing Aunt Charlotte without that big smile. Always the nicest! Her generosity and kindness will surely be missed!

  • Billie Roeth

    Reply March 7, 2020 1:56 pm

    So sorry. Wish I could be there. Love Billie.

  • Jan Hannam

    Reply March 10, 2020 2:56 pm

    Debbie So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.She was a wonderful lady.

  • Carla Cardosi Ackerman

    Reply March 15, 2020 1:27 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! She volunteered at the health department where I work and such a beautiful lady. May your precious memories help you through this difficult time.
    Carla Cardosi Ackerman

  • Donna Cardot

    Reply March 21, 2020 2:14 pm

    My mom was Shirley White. She and your mom worked together at Fab and Trim and were Elkettes together at the Canton Elks Club. After my dad passed away they renewed their old friendship. They went to lunch and out to dinner together. Charlotte also visited my mom after she moved to Red Oak. My mom adored Charlotte and enjoyed their “outings” together. I know Charlotte will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was such a beautiful and sweet lady.
    Donna (White) Cardot

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