COLE Pearly M. Pearly M. Cole, age 86, of Oregon, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Orchard Villa Nursing Home. She was born on August 8, 1925, in Salyersville, KY to Fred and Mary Belle Sparks. Pearly enjoyed church, shopping, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Wanda Sue (Phillip) Garcia, Merle "Dean" (MaryAnn) Cole, Earl (Charlene) Cole, Mary Lou (Jerry) Steed, Arnita (Edward) Lohmeyer, Ruth (Stacy) Tackett, and David Michael (Julie) Cole; twenty-five grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Glen (Joyce) Sparks, Earl (Faye) Sparks, Ruben (Rella) Sparks, Fred "Dude" (Opal) Sparks Jr., and Harold Sparks. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Winford, and son, Bural C. Cole. Friends will be received on Friday, March 9, 2012, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home 701 N. Main St. Walbridge (419-666-3121) where services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Lake Township Cemetery. Those planning expressions of sympathy are asked to consider Harvest Tabernacle Christian Life Center 430 E. Florence Toledo, Ohio 43605. Online condolences may be made at www.witzlershankfh.com
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Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 9, 2012