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Plains Edition Obituaries for 10-30-10

Marion ” Pat” Cole, 90, longtime Brule resident, died Oct. 14, 2010, in the Ogallala Community Hospital after a long life and influence to many friends and family.

She was born March 17, 1920, at St. Louis, MO., the daughter of Archibald C. and Elizabeth Calais Gratz. She received her early education at Great Neck, N.Y.

After high school graduation she graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.

On June 14, 1942, she was united in marriage to Elmer Perry Cole at Claremont. The couple resided in Keith County, Neb., northwest of Brule, where they farmed for many years.

She was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational at Brule. She was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, P.E.O. HI Chapter, the Merry Madrigals, and the Happy Hour Garden Club. She volunteered as a leader for both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for many years.

Her hobbies included photography, nature, astronomy, gardening, playing the trumpet and vocal music, sailing, travel, camping, and bird watching.

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Survivors include her husband, Elmer Cole of Brule; sons and daughters, Judy (John) Annable of Palos Verdes, Calif., Doug (Jerri) Cole of Ogallala, Dave (Sandi) Cole of Liberty, MO, and Phil (Nancy) Cole of Brule; one sister, Betsy Reed of Reva, Virg.; one brother, AC (Martha) Gratz of Bakersfield, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Dan (Beth) Cole, Becky (Andrew) Baruth, Matt (Molly) Cole, Eric (Rachel) Cole, Ty (Jen) Cole, Sam (Tami) Cole, and Katie Cole and seven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Caleb, Nathan and Noah Cole, Ryan Baruth, Megan Marion and Benjamin Cole.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Charles Reed.

Marion ” Pat” Cole, 90, longtime Brule resident, died Oct. 14, 2010, in the Ogallala Community Hospital after a long life and influence to many friends and family.

She was born March 17, 1920, at St. Louis, MO., the daughter of Archibald C. and Elizabeth Calais Gratz. She received her early education at Great Neck, N.Y.

After high school graduation she graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.

On June 14, 1942, she was united in marriage to Elmer Perry Cole at Claremont. The couple resided in Keith County, Neb., northwest of Brule, where they farmed for many years.

She was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational at Brule. She was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, P.E.O. HI Chapter, the Merry Madrigals, and the Happy Hour Garden Club. She volunteered as a leader for both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for many years.

Her hobbies included photography, nature, astronomy, gardening, playing the trumpet and vocal music, sailing, travel, camping, and bird watching.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer Cole of Brule; sons and daughters, Judy (John) Annable of Palos Verdes, Calif., Doug (Jerri) Cole of Ogallala, Dave (Sandi) Cole of Liberty, MO, and Phil (Nancy) Cole of Brule; one sister, Betsy Reed of Reva, Virg.; one brother, AC (Martha) Gratz of Bakersfield, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Dan (Beth) Cole, Becky (Andrew) Baruth, Matt (Molly) Cole, Eric (Rachel) Cole, Ty (Jen) Cole, Sam (Tami) Cole, and Katie Cole and seven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Caleb, Nathan and Noah Cole, Ryan Baruth, Megan Marion and Benjamin Cole.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Charles Reed.

Marion ” Pat” Cole, 90, longtime Brule resident, died Oct. 14, 2010, in the Ogallala Community Hospital after a long life and influence to many friends and family.

She was born March 17, 1920, at St. Louis, MO., the daughter of Archibald C. and Elizabeth Calais Gratz. She received her early education at Great Neck, N.Y.

After high school graduation she graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.

On June 14, 1942, she was united in marriage to Elmer Perry Cole at Claremont. The couple resided in Keith County, Neb., northwest of Brule, where they farmed for many years.

She was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational at Brule. She was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, P.E.O. HI Chapter, the Merry Madrigals, and the Happy Hour Garden Club. She volunteered as a leader for both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for many years.

Her hobbies included photography, nature, astronomy, gardening, playing the trumpet and vocal music, sailing, travel, camping, and bird watching.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer Cole of Brule; sons and daughters, Judy (John) Annable of Palos Verdes, Calif., Doug (Jerri) Cole of Ogallala, Dave (Sandi) Cole of Liberty, MO, and Phil (Nancy) Cole of Brule; one sister, Betsy Reed of Reva, Virg.; one brother, AC (Martha) Gratz of Bakersfield, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Dan (Beth) Cole, Becky (Andrew) Baruth, Matt (Molly) Cole, Eric (Rachel) Cole, Ty (Jen) Cole, Sam (Tami) Cole, and Katie Cole and seven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Caleb, Nathan and Noah Cole, Ryan Baruth, Megan Marion and Benjamin Cole.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Charles Reed.