Mildred V. Cole
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Mildred V. Cole, 92, of Butler, Pa., formerly of Newburgh, passed away February 10, 2014 at St. John Specialty Care in Mars, Pa.
Born May 17, 1921 in Buhl, Minn.,, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Ruth Andersen Larson. She was the wife of William M. Cole, Sr. They were married November 3, 1945. He passed away August 12, 2006. She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Anchor Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She worked at various hospitals and doctor offices for 40 years. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Butler. She was a violinist and held the first and second chair in various Orchestras. She enjoyed swimming, boating, fishing, ice skating and camping. She enjoyed all sports and extensive traveling with her husband after her retirement within the United States and Canada. Following her retirement, she relocated to Southeastern Florida for many years. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved very much to be with her family.
Surviving are two sons, William M. (Patricia) Cole, Jr., of Butler, and Robert A. (Susan) Cole, of Fort. Wayne, Ind.; four grandchildren, Stacie (Rajesh) Gopal, of Sewickley, Julie Cole, Megan (Brian) Miller, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Emily (Thomas) Rabel, of Albuquerque, N.M..; great-grandchildren, Lila and Kira Gopal, William, Caroline, Harrison Miller and Cole Rabel; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Judy Cole, who passed away in 1948; two sisters, Betty Rome and Irene Kapula.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home 201 East Cunningham Street in Butler from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at First English Lutheran Church, 241 North Main St. Butler, Pa. The Rev. James Dollhopf, Pastor, will officiate. Internment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at St. Jude Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St
Butler, PA 16001
Published in Courier Press on Feb. 12, 2014