KEIZER - Ruth Ann went to be with her Lord, Easter morning, April 8, 2007. She was born in Osmond, Nebraska. Ruth Ann was a devoted mother and a wonderful helpmate to her pastor husband, Walter. These responsibilities included moves to 6 states and making warm, welcoming parsonage homes for her family. Parishioners were always welcome and her house was always kept in ‘tip top’ shape. She was known by many as a fabulous cook and her hospitality was extended to everyone she knew.She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Cole in 2003. Survivors include sons, Duane Cole and wife, Evalyn of Aumsville, Ore.; Darrell Cole and wife, Marilyn of Spokane Valley, Wash.; daughter, Janelle Shippey and husband, Gary of Keizer, Ore; brother, Donald Naslund and wife, Lorraine of Norfolk, Neb.; 4 grandsons; 1 granddaughter; and 10 great-grandchildren. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at Northgate Wesleyan Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to Northgate Wesleyan Church building fund. Private interment at Restlawn Memory Gardens. Arrangements are by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 12, 2007