Born in Sterling, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Elsie (Emery) Flack.
She worked for Nestle for more than 20 years and retired in 1988.
She enjoyed Bingo and especially spending Sunday afternoons with her family.
Surviving are her three daughters, Patricia (Leigh) Shortslef of Sterling, Linda M. Cole of Oswego, and Diane Cole of Oswego; two sons, Richard W. (Margot) Cole of Hannibal, and David (Kim) Cole of Hannibal; sister-in-law, H. Lucille Flack of Sterling and brother-in-law Albert Busch of Cicero; ten grandchildren, Bridget Ziskind, Susan Woodard, Beth Cole, Lori Carr, Sara Contestabile, Alexander Farley, Amanda Cole, Taylor Castaldo, Amanda Humphey, and Doug Stevens; 16 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family, Richard and Candy Malone and family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fred W. Cole, in 1989; brothers, Harold “Miley” Flack and Herbert “Juney” Flack; sisters, Arlene McCarthy, Hilda Ristagno, Evelyn Cole, Helen Duffy, and Marie Busch; and grandson, Parker Farley, who died May 2, 2012.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Church, Oswego. Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow, May 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.
Contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice.
Online Condolences may be at www.nelson-funeralhome.com.