Betty Ann (Jefferson) Cole

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Betty Ann (Jefferson) Cole, 75, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at her home.

She was born Oct. 2, 1933, in Alsey, Ill., the daughter of James and Vida (Day) Jefferson.

In 1952, she graduated from Winchester High School in Winchester, Ill., and then worked for the Illinois Secretary of State. On June 21, 1958 in Alsey, Illinois she was united in marriage to Russell D. Cole. In 1971, they moved to Wheaton where they raised chickens and cattle. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Wheaton.

Survivors include: her husband, Russell; one daughter, Diane Cole of Joplin; two sons, David Cole and his wife Amy of Cassville, and Douglas Cole and his wife Patricia of Gladstone; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six brothers, Keith Jefferson and his wife Betsy, Harold Jefferson and his wife Esther and Rogers Jefferson and his wife Bonnie all of Alsey, Ill., Pat Jefferson and his wife LeAnn of Sioux City, Iowa, Glen Jefferson and his wife Linda of Alsey, Ill., and Donald Jefferson and his wife Janice of Manchester, Ill.; and two sisters, Mary Jane Killebrew and her husband Ronnie of Patterson, Ill., and Norma Jean Ossman of Trenton, Ill. Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Bill Jefferson and Roy Jefferson.

Services were held Monday at First Baptist Church in Wheaton, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial was at Muncie Chapel Cemetery at Wheaton.

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