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Mary A. Cole, 98, retired teacher

Mary A. Cole, 96, a retired teacher and a resident of Summit Manor Nursing Home, Columbia, KY, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2004, at 2:17 p.m., at Summit Manor after several weeks illness.

The funeral service will be Thursday, January 8, 2004, at 2:00 p.m., at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Terry White and Bro. Stephen Neel officiating.

She was the daughter of the late Charlie T. and Nora Todd Browning of Adair County, KY.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lewis Cole, in 1974.

She is survived by the following:
  • One son, Charles Cole, and his wife, Roberta, Columbia
  • Three grandchildren: Charlene White and her husband, Bruce, Christina Ferguson and her husband, Jimmy, and David Cole and his wife, Lee Ann
  • Seven great grandchildren: Megan and Mary Kate White; Andrew, Sarah Beth and Lesley Ferguson; and Dawson and Luke Cole.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Browning.

Mrs. Cole taught school in the Adair County school system for 28 years. She was a longtime, faithful member of the Columbia Christian Church and a member of the Adair County Retired Teachers Association.

Interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery.

The family requests visitation after 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2004, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Columbia Christian Church Building Fun d or Van Fund or to Gideon's International.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: you trust, caring for people you love.

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