Stella Cole

Obituary of Stella Cole

Stella Cole, 95, of Walton passed away on July 31, 2021 at her home. Born on December 30, 1925 in Platteville, Colorado, she was a daughter of the late Hovey and Nadine (Fleener) Lowman aka Nadine Stanton. Stella also lived in Rockford, Illinois, including during the time of the Rockford Peaches, an All-American Girls Professional Baseball League team. On May 21, 1949, she married Arnold Cole in Rockford, Illinois. Many years later they moved to Orlando, Florida where they both worked before retiring. The two were married for 63 years before he passed away in 2012. In Walton, Stella attended the First Baptist Church and was very active in the Our Place senior club as well as in the bridge club. She participated in the Thursday social group at the Methodist Church and volunteered at the library, eating lunch at the senior dining center on those days. Some of her hobbies included reading and playing the games Skip-Bo and Rummikub. She loved to travel and, since coming to Walton in 2014, Stella had taken family trips to Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Hawaii, and Alaska. Stella is now in her eternal, heavenly home. When asked how she wanted to be remembered, her response was “quiet and peaceful.” Survivors include her children, Sandy Gregory and Bruce Cole; a sister, Fern Olin; a step-granddaughter, Michelle Leone; five step-great-grandchildren, Addison, Morgan, Hannah, Sarah, and Gideon; dear friends, Bob Lang, Louise Brown, Charlene Gregory, and Dick Wakeman; and several nieces and nephews. To Stella’s faithful and loving caregivers at the end—Rose, Conny, Brenda, and Bonnie—a heartfelt thank you. In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by a son, Lloyd Cole; her sisters, Velma, Bertice, Myrta, and Lola; and her son-in-law, Charles Gregory. Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 55 Townsend Street in Walton. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. A graveside service will take place privately at Walton Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Stella’s memory may be made to the Walton Emergency Squad, 61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856 or Helios Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820. Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Stella’s family, please visit her online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com
Saturday
14
August

Calling Hours

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, August 14, 2021
First Baptist Church
55 Townsend Street
Walton, New York, United States
Saturday
14
August

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, August 14, 2021
First Baptist Church
55 Townsend Street
Walton, New York, United States