Bessie Elizabeth (Oldham) Cole (1918 - 2013)


Bessie E. Cole, 94, Vandalia
Bessie Elizabeth Cole, 94, of Vandalia, died at 6:50 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Friendship Manor in St. Elmo.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. on Wednesday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia. Memorials: Donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Cole was born on Sept. 27, 1918, in Vandalia, the daughter of Charles W. and Grace Ray Oldham. She married Harold S. Cole on Nov. 28, 1937, in Vandalia; he died on March 1, 1960.
She is survived by a daughter, Helen "Jean" and her husband Henry Bumgarner in LaSalle.

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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
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Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Feb. 11 to Feb. 20, 2013