Dorothy M. (Meredith) Cole (1922 - 2014)

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Dorothy M. Cole, 92, Vandalia
Dorothy M. Cole, 92, of Vandalia, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Alton.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, with the Rev. Louis Frick officiating. Family and friends may gather at the cemetery shortly before service time. Memorials: Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Cole was born on Feb. 6, 1922, in Centralia, the daughter of John Eldo and Vera Zolia Tate Meredith. She married John Jerold Cole on April 1, 1939, in St. Charles, Mo.; he passed away on Oct. 24, 2000.
She was a retired clerical assistant for United Cities Gas Co. and one of the original telephone operators for Illinois Bell, both in Vandalia.
She is survived by a son, John E. Cole of Vandalia; daughter, Patricia "Pat" and her husband Jack Benefiel of Bethalto; sisters, Maxine and her husband Jesse Smith of Edwardsville, Glenda and her husband Charles Lawler of Morton, and Jean Stombaugh of Vandalia; grandchildren, Peggy, Karen and Cathi; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ashlee, Cory, Brayden, Brenna and Kaylee; and a great-great-grandchild, Maddie.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3176
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Published in The Leader-Union from Aug. 18 to Aug. 27, 2014