Parker City- Rosabell “Rosie” Cole, 85, passed away Tuesday afternoon, November 20, 2012, at the Parker Health Care Center following a brief illness. She was born on March 1, 1927, in Selma, the daughter of, Edgar Ray and Mabel M. (Cline) Sutton.
Rosie attended Muncie Central High School and later attended Amber’s Beauty School. She married the love of her life, John Thomas Cole Sr. and they enjoyed 59yrs. of marriage prior to his passing in 2003. Mrs. Cole had been a homemaker most of her life and she was Co-Owner of Johnnies Alignment Service along with her husband. To say she enjoyed bowling, was an understatement. Rosie had been a member of the Women’s Bowling Association, where she had gone to several National events having been awarded several pins and was also a member of the 600 Club. She enjoyed playing pool, pitching horseshoes and playing card games like, Poker, Euchre, Rummy and Texas Holdem. Rosie also liked light houses.
Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Furbee (husband-Ronald) and Jonna S. Reece, both of Muncie; three grandchildren, Missy Adkison (husband-David), Muncie, Todd Reece (wife-Sandy), Brownsburg and Angela Thrasher (husband-Matt), Yorktown; four great grandchildren, Zach Reffitt, Brayden Thrasher, Cole Carroll and Sara Caroll; two step great granddaughters, Alexyss and Mykaela Adkison; one brother, Edgar Ray “Bud” Sutton, Richmond; one sister-in-law Ruth King, New Castle; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her husband John, she is preceded in death by, her parents, one son, John “Tom” Cole Jr. in 1967; one grandson, Shaun T. Ripley in 2002; two sisters, Berneda McCord and Jeanne Babbitt.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at the Parson Mortuary with Pastor James Ballenger officiating. Burial will follow at the Elm Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Parson Mortuary on Friday, November 23, 2012, from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and again on Saturday November 24, 2012 from 12:00 P.M. until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Tribute Program, P.O.Box 1000, Dept. 142; Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Online condolences may be made to the family in care of www.parsonmortuary.com.