Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Millie Elizabeth Cole

Millie Elizabeth Cole, age 99, of St. Rt. 98, Tiro, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at the Whetstone Care Center in Columbus after a brief illness.

She was born November 3, 1904 in Auburn Township, Crawford County, Ohio the daughter of the late Wilson L. and Irene (Ledman) Crum. Millie was a member of the second graduating class of Tiro High School in 1923. She was a homemaker and a very active life long member of the Tiro United Methodist Church, the Ladies Aid and United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Tiro Homemakers Club and was the treasurer of the Tiro Oakland Cemetery Association for many years. Millie believed that voting was a very important privilege and was very proud of her continuous voting record. Her hobbies included crocheting, quilting, gardening, canning and entertaining guests. After the age of 72, she obtained her driver’s license for the first time. Millie loved traveling. She visited many places in the world including, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, and Nova Scotia. Her favorite destination was Seattle, Washington.

Millie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Barbara Cole of Galena, OH; her son-in-law and his wife, Arthur and Kate Long of Lake Placid, FL; 9 grandchildren: Allan Long, Sharon Shealy, Charles Long, Steve Long, Lisa Eichhorn, Melissa Oakes, Jonathan Cole, Megan Mitchell, Jeanne Egler; 27 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a brother, Donald Crum of New Washington; a sister, Edna Shull of Tiro; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Cole in 1975, a daughter, Irene Long, a son, Charles Cole and by 2 sisters, Florence Lechner and Olive Egner.

Friends may call on Friday, December 12, 2003 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, and also one hour prior to the funeral services which will be held on Saturday, December 13 at 11:00 AM at the Tiro United Methodist Church, with Rev. Andrew S. Angel officiating. Burial will be in Tiro Oakland Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Tiro Oakland Cemetery Association or Tiro United Methodist Church.

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