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Anna Bea Cole

Princeton, West Virginia

May 20, 1939 – Feb 5, 2021 (Age 81)


May 20, 1939
February 5, 2021
Princeton, West Virginia


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Seaver Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Princeton Obituary

Anna Bea Cole, 81, of Princeton, died Friday, February 5, 2021 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born May 20, 1939 in Elgood, WV she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Nora Mathena. Before retirement Anna worked as an in-home caregiver for 30 years. Anna was a member of Fairview Christian Community Church in Princeton. She loved taking care of people and her patients. She also enjoyed going to yard sales and visiting her patients in nursing homes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Dove; son, Carl Mathena; sister, Billie Mathena; and brother, Dale Mathena. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Billy Lee Cole of Princeton; two sons, Billy Cole, Jr., and wife Becky of Princeton; and Robert Dove of Princeton; two daughters, Robin Bennett and husband Mark of Marion, VA, and Mary Thompson and husband Darrell of Princeton; and one sister, Mary Mathena of Tazewell, VA. A funeral service to celebrate Anna’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Reverend Larry Dyer and Pastor Blake Biven officiating. In keeping with Anna’s wishes she will be cremated following the service and interred at Mt. Horeb Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:00 Noon until the service hour on Wednesday. Please follow all COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the Governor’s office and local health department by social distancing and wearing masks for your safety and the safety of others. Online condolences and a link to live stream the service is available by visiting

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To Anna's family...prayers and my love for all of you. Anna was my dear friend, we worked together. She made every day a good day. I will miss her dearly.

Goodnight Anna Bea. I pray for you. God bless. See you soon.
Your Nephew: Danny

Bill, Robert, Robin, Mary, & Billy,
I am so sorry for your loss! There are no true words of comfort! Please remember God's promise of ressurection! We will have our loved ones back with us one day!
The tightest hug my dear aunt ever gave me was at Linda's funeral! I thanked her for making my childhood so richly rewarded! When she married Bill & brought all you kids into our lives, it made my childhood a lot less lonely! I told her she'd never know what her &...

To the family I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was my aunt. I do have such fond memories of her and her children. My mom, Ethel Mathena thought the world of her. Such a wonderful soul.
Kristie Mathena Weaver
Little River SC