Ann Powell Cole

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  • "May you treasure her memories and know you were loved..."
    - Meg Powell
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    - chipsie myrtle
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Surrounded by her loving family, Ann Powell Cole, 85, of York, PA passed away on January 3, 2015 at her daughter's home. The eldest child of Novella and Edward Berkley Powell, Jr., she was born in Tarboro, NC and raised in Portsmouth, VA and Hyattsville, MD. After graduating from high school, Ann worked for the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. She met and fell in love with Bert Cole, a U.S. Army veteran who had served in North Africa and Italy during World War II. They married in 1948 and raised a family of five children, whom they loved deeply. As her children grew, she resumed her career, working in the Prince George's County, MD school system. In retirement, Ann and her husband moved from Bowie, Maryland to the Buchanan Valley of Pennsylvania, where they lived happily for twenty years. They enjoyed the company of their children and grandchildren, volunteered their time in community service, planted and nurtured a peach orchard, and sold peaches at farmers markets in Virginia and Maryland. Following the death of her husband, she relocated to the York area and established new and treasured friendships in the Equine Meadows senior community and the Country Meadows retirement community. Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years. She is survived by her five children: Arnie Cole and his wife Beverly of Fairfax, VA; Sharon Craig and her husband Jeffrey of New Windsor, MD; Edward Cole and his wife Noel of Arlington, VA; Ronald Cole of Waldorf, MD; and Mark Cole and his wife Katy of Canyon Country, CA. She was a devoted grandmother to Troy, Jason, Matthew, Shannon, Jared, Peter, Justin, Sarah, Andrew, Brittany, Tom, Grant, Maria, and Robert, and a loving, indulgent great grandmother to her 14 great grandchildren. She also leaves three sisters and a brother, as well as aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Ann was a generous and compassionate soul who made enormous sacrifices to the benefit of her family and friends. She has left an enduring legacy of love to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and to all the lives she touched. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, January 10, 2015, 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA. A funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, 1095 Church Road, Orrtanna, PA, followed by interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.

Funeral Home
Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-2414
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 6, 2015
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