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Martha J. Cole


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Martha J. Cole Obituary
Martha Jane Cole, nee Nyberg, 78, Pacific, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Martha was born April 28, 1940, in Chicago, Ill., to Carl and Gladys Nyberg. She was the beloved wife of Eugene (Gene) O. Cole for 57 years, as they were joined in marriage Jan. 14, 1960, in Pacific.

Martha and Gene enjoyed traveling and spent over 40 years making memories while on the road together or with family and friends. They frequently spent much time at their favorite destination, Lake Tahoe, Calif. They both were avid golfers, and Martha enjoyed art, in the forms of photography and painting, taking and displaying many pictures of their travels, life together and painting when time allowed.

Martha is survived by her husband, Eugene; two children, Craig Cole and wife Mary, Washington, and Jeffrey Cole and wife Valerie, Kansas City; one brother, Robert Nyberg and wife Karen, Sebastian, Fla.; six grandchildren, April Compton, Megan Heitmann, Brandon Cole, Kayla Swims, Jeffrey Stewart and Aaron Cole; and two great-grandchildren, Ian and Roland.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of Martha's life will be held at Bell Funeral Home, Pacific, Thursday, July 5. Visitors may express their condolences from 4 to 8 p.m., with a memorial service being held at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

Arrangements are in care of Bell Funeral Home, Pacific.
Published in The Missourian on July 4, 2018
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