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Charlene "Cookie" M. Belken

September 14, 1943 ~ November 7, 2017 (age 74)
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A candle was lit by Kerry Laurin on November 8, 2017 5:29 PM
Message from Carol and Cal Hansen
November 8, 2017 6:38 PM

What wonderful times we enjoyed with Cookie and Ed for 50+ years. She always had a big smile and loving heart. Rest in peace Cookie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Love, Carol and Cal
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A candle was lit by Kerry Dawson (The Atrium) on November 8, 2017 8:59 PM
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A candle was lit by Kerry Dawson on November 8, 2017 9:01 PM
Aww Cookie. You were such a sweet loving lady. You always made sure us nurses at The Atrium were doing our jobs correctly. I have MANY fond memories of you and our fun times together. You will be truely missed by many!!
Message from Beth Murnane
November 10, 2017 5:25 PM

Kerry,

Thank you for your sweet condolences and taking such excellent care of our Mom. It was so comforting knowing she was always surrounded by you and your colleagues that thought the world of her.

-Beth Murnane
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A candle was lit by Finnegan, Eleanor & Maeve on November 8, 2017 11:36 PM
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A candle was lit by Bob and Mary Meehan on November 9, 2017 6:45 AM
Message from Corinne Weerda (Richard)
November 9, 2017 8:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to all of you through this difficult time. Cookie was always an amazing mom not only to her children but to all of her "other children". I was blessed to be part of this family growing up and will forever remember Cookie and her love.

With Love,
Corinne
Message from Beth Murnane
November 9, 2017 11:35 AM

Corinne,
This was such a lovely message. She absolutely loved being "Cookie" to so many of you in Rockton. I will never forget her calling you "Rin." There was a special place in her heart for you.
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A candle was lit by Josh & Corinne Weerda and Family on November 9, 2017 8:01 AM
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A candle was lit by Rick and Anne Keefer on November 9, 2017 11:35 AM
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A candle was lit by The Perez Family on November 9, 2017 11:54 AM
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A candle was lit by Joseph Sanchez on November 9, 2017 2:06 PM
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A candle was lit by Ava Martin on November 9, 2017 2:23 PM
Dear Beth and family,
Prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of your mother. My mom died of the same dreadful disease. Knowing your family surrounded her I am sure brought her extreme joy. May God's grace keep you close and forever her memory bring you joy.
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A candle was lit by Beth Murnane on November 10, 2017 6:14 PM
Ava,
Thank you for your lovely message. I’m so sorry about the passing of your Mother. What a horrendous disease they both suffered from. They both have their memories again and angel wings.

Beth
Message from Yvonne Davis - WTTW Channel 11
November 9, 2017 2:36 PM

Dear Beth:
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Please remember the good times and the special moments you shared with her. She will always be with you. This is going to be a difficult time for you, stay strong and God is there for you to lean on.

Warm Regards,
Yvonne Davis
WTTW Channel 11
Message from Beth Murnane
November 10, 2017 5:15 PM

Yvonne,
Thank you for taking the time to post such a heartfelt message.
-Beth
Message from Charlotte Hall
November 9, 2017 2:37 PM

I remember that if Cookie was in the room, people were laughing. She lit up any place she occupied. I remember her well and knew her to be kind and interested in all of us as we grew up. Rest in peace, Cookie....
I send my sincere condolences to Ed and the girls.
Charlotte Hall
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A candle was lit by Jeff Fox on November 9, 2017 3:45 PM
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A candle was lit by Lea Schultz on November 9, 2017 4:21 PM
Message from Diane Pfaff
November 9, 2017 6:09 PM

Belkin family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Cookie was such a sweet lady. May your loving memories comfort you during this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Cindy Butt on November 9, 2017 10:00 PM
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A candle was lit by Cindy Butt on November 9, 2017 10:05 PM
Sending prayers to Cookie's family.
I remember her well from the years that we lived on Ridge Ave. and she babysat Becky for us. Hugs to all!🙏🙏🙏🙏
Message from Becky (Svartoien) Adams
November 9, 2017 10:11 PM

Many prayers sent to Cookie and the family! What wonderful memories I have of her being one of my first neighborhood babysitters many years ago! Your family lived on Bruner and we lived around the corner on Ridge. I loved her as my sitter and loved spending time hanging out with Anna, Chrissy & Teresa! Not sure if you remember me but your family , and especially your mom, holds a special place in my young heart! God bless you all!
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A candle was lit by Becky (Svartoien) Adams on November 9, 2017 10:22 PM
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A candle was lit by Debbie Johnson on November 10, 2017 3:46 AM
When I think of Cookie I will always smile ! We had so much fun when Beth and Amy was growing up ( well most of the time , lol ) Cookie will be missed . My thoughts and prayers are are with you
Message from Beth Belken Murnane
November 10, 2017 5:13 PM

Debbie,
Thank you so much for your sweet condolences. My mom always thought of you as a very special friend. Many memories you share. We are heartbroken, especially since our kiddos will never know the crazy, sassy, full of life person their Nana was. But even in her illness, she never lost her spunk and huge smile. She’s finally able to have her memories back.

Love,
Beth
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A candle was lit by Brent, Kelly, Sawyer & Chase on November 10, 2017 10:44 AM
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A candle was lit by Rick Johnson and Family on November 10, 2017 11:29 AM
Message from Pat Schroeder
November 10, 2017 1:03 PM

I will always remember her kindness and her smile.
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A candle was lit by Kevin & Jennifer O’Brien & Family on November 10, 2017 3:09 PM
Message from Jim Mancini and family
November 10, 2017 4:48 PM

Dear Beth,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. However Beth, I do believe that the laughter level in heaven has increased another notch.

Sincerely,
Jim, Edie and Alexandra
Message from Beth Murnane
November 12, 2017 7:51 AM

Thank you so much Jimmy! It means the world to me that you took the time to post a condolence. Ha, yes, a lot more laughter in heaven. Good thing she never came for a LIVE production. She would have been given the shhhhhh card!

Hugs,
Beth
Message from Carol Holcomb
November 10, 2017 7:51 PM

Ed, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult and sad time.
Warm Regards,
Carol Holcomb
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A candle was lit by Chris, John, Amy and Olivia on November 10, 2017 11:06 PM
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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on November 11, 2017

Message from Mary Hendrix
November 11, 2017 8:22 PM

Cookie was always laughing. I remember when her sister was still living (my mother) cookie would call routinely and the conversation was always “hows sharon” and from there the two would carry on a interesting conversation😀.
Her long battle with dementia is now over and she is at peace. I am just imagining her and Grammie and grandma cox and sandy and Audrey meeting again........
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A candle was lit by Mary on November 11, 2017 8:22 PM
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A candle was lit by Dave & Gloria Moyer on November 13, 2017 10:01 AM
Message from Dave Moyer
November 13, 2017 10:11 AM

From all I read, it looks like you've learned a lot from her.
I'm sure these memories will be a comfort to you.
Message from Beth Murnane
November 14, 2017 3:56 PM

Dave,
I can't thank you enough for taking the time to post a message. It has made a huge difference in my grief to know I'm surrounded by such wonderful colleagues.
You would have loved Cookie.

Huge hug,
Beth
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A candle was lit by Sharon Carlson on November 30, 2017 3:21 PM
Message from Sharon Carlson
November 30, 2017 3:29 PM

Dear Beth, and family,
How very sorry I am to learn of the passing away of your lovely mother, "Cookie." I received an email from Kim Perez, and watched the glorious video made reflecting her life. I do remember you mentioning your dear mother a few times, and I know that she was a very proud grandmother of 12!!! Wow! What a blessing for her and your dad, AND for the kids!!
God Bless you and your sisters and father, husbands and grandchildren for your/their loss. Obviously your mother made a valuable impression on all she knew and who knew her...and the world is grateful for her joyful contributions for 74 years. Sharon Carlson
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