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Howard E. Cole, 86, Adair Co., KY native (1929-2015)

He was a member of a highly regarded West Adair County, KY family. He was the son of the late Walter & Aurora Cole. His wife, Virginia Griffith Cole survives.

Howard E. Cole age 86 years of Chicago, IL formerly of Adair County, KY passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

Funeral service will be Monday, August 17, 2015 11amCT, at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Avenue, (55th Street just west of Harlem). Cremation Private. Visitation Sunday, August 16, 2015 4pm-9pmCT, at Foran Funeral Home. Masonic Lodge #815 Services Sunday evening at 7pmCT.

Howard E. Cole, 86, Adair Co., KY native (1929-2015)

He was born on May 26, 1929 in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Walter & Aurora Cole. He died August 6, 2015, in Chicago, IL at the age of 86 years, two months, and 11 days.

He was:
  • The beloved husband of Virginia ''Jenny'' nee Griffith

  • Loving Father of Pamela Vaughn, Jeffery (Mary) Mowery and Thomas (Cynthia) Mowery.

  • Dearest grandfather of Michael (Maureen) Birks, James (Rebecca), Katherine, Aaron, Joseph (Mackenzie), Daniel, Adam, Sara, Hannah, Robert and Charles Mowery.

  • Great grandfather of Ashley, Raelynn, Victoria, Michelle, Liliana and Howard Birks.

  • Fond brother of Charlene(Paul) Parnell
This obituary information is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY

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Howard E. Cole, 86, Adair Co., KY native (1929-2015)

2015-08-14 - 7300 W Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL - Photo Foran Funeral Home.

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