Gar, Simone, Ryleigh and Kyler Cole|
CAMDEN TOWNSHIP - Funeral services for the Gar Cole family will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Penfield Community Church, 40775 SR 18 East, with Pastor Chris Reutepohler and Pastor Brad Kelly, of Grace Brethren Church, Homerville, co-officiating.
The Coles - Gar and Simone, their daughter Ryleigh, and unborn son, Kyler, died from injuries sustained in a head-on accident Tuesday in Camden Township. Ryleigh's corneas and heart valves were donated to allow other children to live.
The Coles were married May 23, 2009. Their daughter Ryleigh Marie was born Dec. 31, 2008 in Lorain. They were awaiting the birth of their son, Kyler Allen Eldon Cole, who was to be born Monday, Nov. 22, 2010.
Gar A. was born in Elyria, Nov. 22, 1986, and was a member of the 2005 class of Wellington High School. He was employed in customer service at Panther Expedite, Seville, and was formerly employed by TeleTech, Amherst Township, and Grace Consulting, Wellington.
He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and enjoyed body building and had a gym in his garage. He also worked out at Inner Circle Fitness, Wellington.
Simone M. (nee Greathouse) was born in Oberlin, Sept. 28, 1988, and was a 2007 graduate of Wellington High School.
She obtained her STNA certification and worked at Keystone Pointe, LaGrange, and currently at Mercy Allen Hospital, Oberlin. She was very well-loved by the patients she cared for. She was formerly employed at Yesterday's, Oberlin, and Burger King, Elyria.
She was also a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She enjoyed reading.
The Coles were members of Grace Brethren Church, Homerville, where Simone was active in the youth conference. They also enjoyed playing cornhole.
Twenty-two-month-old Ryleigh Marie was the love of their lives and the family enjoyed watching Dora the Explorer movies together. They also camped out at the Lorain County Fairgrounds during the Lorain County Fair with their extended family.
Gar is survived by his father, Gary Young Sr., of Missouri; his mother, Sue (nee Byers) Cole, of Grafton; maternal grandparents, Jane White, of Grafton, and Russell and Joyce Byers, of Elyria; sisters, Tabatha Jo Conwell, of Mansfield, Dana Kimbro of Lorain, Taylor Labis and Sarah Young both of Vermilion; brother, Allan Young of Elyria; maternal aunt, Samantha Wheland, of Sullivan, and her sons Jake and Michael Wheland; maternal uncles, Kreig Byers, of Grafton, and Jeffrey Byers, of Parma.
Simone is survived by her parents, Dale E. and Wendy L. (nee Berger) Greathouse, of Brighton Township; a sister, Shea L. at home; maternal grandfather, Clifford Berger, of Brighton Township; paternal grandparents, Harold and Mary (nee Stewart) Greathouse, of Sullivan; paternal uncle, Dwayne Greathouse, of Gallipolis, Ohio; aunts LouAnn (Jim) Fox, of LaGrange, and Denise (Gary) Foster, of Spencer; maternal uncle, Scott Berger, of Brighton Township; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Nancy (nee Bruce) Berger, in 2009.
The family will receive friends Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Penfield Community Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cole Family Memorial Fund, at any Fifth Third Bank.
Funeral and cremation services entrusted to the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, Amherst, and Cromco Services, Elyria.
Published in The Morning Journal from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2010