Marilyn Y Cole

Born: Sun., Aug. 2, 1936
Died: Sun., Dec. 9, 2012


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 15, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Gathering of Family and Friends

2:00 PM Sat., Dec. 15, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Marilyn Y. Cole, 76, of Quincy died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday (December 9, 2012) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born August 2, 1936 in Paris, MO, she was the daughter of Lester Hopkins "Hop" and Vivian Irene Levings Williamson.  She married Richard "Dick" Cole on June 16, 1956 in Hannibal, MO.  He survives.

   She was a member of The Crossing Church and Grace Whipple Chapter Order Eastern Star No. 312.  Marilyn served as Past Worthy Matron several times and was a Past Grand Representative of Rhode Island, Past Grand Esther and Instructor Emeritus of OES.  She was also Past Mother Advisor to Rainbow Girls and held the Grand Cross of Color.  She enjoyed playing bingo, doing genealogy, going to the boat, league bowling and shooting archery.  Marilyn was devoted to her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

   Marilyn was a sales person for Sears for over 30 years until her retirement.  She was then employed as a secretary/bookkeeper for Niekamp Trucking for over 18 years.

   Survivors include her husband Dick; two daughters Marla Smith of Bloomington, IL, Terri Bringer (Rodney) of Durham, MO; one son Richard A. Cole (Sandy) of Tolono, IL; nine grandchildren Miranda Frank (Nikk), Melissa Abell (Shane), Scott Smith (Shannon), James Nickell (Amanda), Aaron Cole, Andrea Cole, Adam Bringer, Morgan Bringer and Ryan Cole; seven great grandchildren Macy Frank, James Matthew Nickell, Lucas Frank, Peyton Abell, Levi Nickell, Blake Frank and Mea Nickell.  Also surviving is three sisters Marjorie Gottman (Raymond) of Monroe City, MO, Marsha Threlkeld (Sidney) of Paris, MO, Laura Gibbs (Terry) of Monroe City, MO and sister in law Vera Schwener of Quincy also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Cole was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Myrna Kaye Williamson.

   A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Marilyn Cole will be held Saturday afternoon from 2:00 until 5:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.  Grace Whipple Chapter OES No. 312 will conduct Star services at 2:00.

   Private inurnment will take place at Quincy Memorial Park at a later date.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Cancer Center or to OES Scholarship Fund.

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Marcy Holden
   Posted Mon December 10, 2012
My prays go out to the family. I enjoyed spending time with her at the boat and eating dinner with her.

Jeanie & Cory Wilson
   Posted Tue December 11, 2012
So very sorry for your loss. Marilyn was a great lady who will be missed by many. love you guys. If you need anything, please call.

Christy Bennett
   Posted Tue December 11, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Karen (Oberg) Delia
   Posted Tue December 11, 2012
I'll always remember Aunt Marilyn's kindness to me when I most needed it. I admired her strength and committment to her family, her warm smile and can do spirit. Love you.

Melissa Abell
   Posted Tue December 11, 2012
Never imagined that I would be reading your obituary so soon. I miss you so so much. So many people loved you, and so many like me looked up to you and admired you for everything you were. I love you so much, and cannot wait till I see you in Heaven.

Brandon, Lindsie, Riley and Mackenzie Kate Sutton
   Posted Wed December 12, 2012
So sorry for your loss. We love you guys very much. Grandma and Grandpa Bringer and Marilyn are probably playing slots in Heaven right now. We'll be praying for ALL of you!

Larry Bartlett
   Posted Wed December 12, 2012
Though it has been many years, I still have fond memories of times spent with you and Marilyn. Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Larry Bartlett

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