Obituary for Agnes Cole
Obituary for my great-grandmother Agnes Berniece Cole published in the Vidette-Messenger of Valparaiso, Indiana on October 13, 1991.
Agnes B. Cole
VALPARAISO – Agnes B. “Mom” Cole, 80, of Valparaiso, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 1991 at home.
She was born Aug. 23, 1911 in Vaplaraiso, the daughter of Charles and Ida (Weddle) Barkley.
She was the owner of three Mom Cole’s Kitchens, which included Mom Cole’s Truck Stop on state Route 2 and U. S. 30 in Valparaiso, for 23 years.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Valparaiso and the Elizabeth Circle. She was the chairperson of the United Way in 1960 and was a former member of the Women of the Moose.
On Feb. 25, 1928, in Valparaiso, she married Lyal Newton Cole, who preceded her in death in 1955.
Surviving are four sons, Duane of South Haven, Zane of Valparaiso, Blaine of Tennessee and Wayne of Illinois; five daughters, Lorraine Berg and Elaine Snider, both of Valparaiso; Darlaine Lorz of Hobart, Marlaine Gordon of Crown Point and Arlaine Jacobs of Iowa; a brother, Milton Barkley of Ohio; a sister, Ruth Piper of Knox; 35 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Laine “Flip” Cole and a daughter, Charlaine Cole.
Services are 11 a. m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church; the Rev. Robert Stine officiating; burial at Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township; visitation 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso; memorials to the family.
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