willa cole
Willa R. Cole, 89, of Weirton, went home to be with her savior on Thursday, December 7, 2006. Born June 26, 1917 in Czar, WV, she was 1 of 13 children of the late Curt and Eva R. (Tallman) Golden of French Creek, WV. Willa was also preceded in death by her husband, Goff Cole; 2 children, infant daughter, Margaret Ann Cole, and son, Charles William Cole; and 4 brothers, and 1 sister. Willa was a loving homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and working in her yard. She loved all flowers, especially the pink ones. Willa’s survivors include her son, Kessler Cole and his wife Naomi (Mallas) of Weirton; three daughters, Norma McIe and her husband John of Weirton, Mary McAbee and her husband George of Weirton, and Karen Vespaziani and her husband Ronald of Hookstown, PA.; daughter-in-law, Eva Cole of N.C.; 6 sisters; 1 brother; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren also survive her. The family will receive friends Monday, December 11, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00AM Tuesday with Pastor Jason Romine and Reverend Darrell Cashdollar officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Weirton. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Dearest Chief Cole (and family): My deepest sympathy regarding the loss of your beloved mother. Cherish the memories for now she is in a better place. She is with the Lord, and in Him you will find comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Lynn (911 Coordinator)

  2. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow.

  3. Aunt Willa was so full of faith and the life of her Lord. We know she is now rejoicing with Him and her beloved mother as they dance around heaven together. Love and prayers to her family.

  4. Dear Kessler & Family, My family and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies in the passing of your mother. May you find peace within your hearts. David & Melissa Huggins Kathy Nutter Poprik

  5. Chief Cole, My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. It is very difficult to lose a Mother. May She Rest in Peace and May Her Memory be Eternal. Bertha Simich

  6. Dear Bud, (and the entire Cole family) My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you all take comfort in knowing that she is spending her Christmas with Jesus this year. With my deepest sympathy, Tracy Hancock County 911 Director

  7. Dear Bud & Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Willa was one of the sweetest people I knew, she called me to chat every so often and was also friends with my mother. Peace be with all of you . Love & Prayers James & Kathey Bunner

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