Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Wanda Jean (Queen) Cole

Wanda Jean Cole, age 59, of 72 Walnut Street, Shelby, died Monday, November 12, 2001 at Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus.

Wanda was a very loving wife, mother and proud grandmother to: husband, Ollie W. Cole, whom she married on December 3, 1960; a son, Scott Cole of Shelby; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Karla and Mike Ensman of Shelby, and Karen and Rob Martion of Shelbyville, KY; 7 grandchildren: Emily Ensman, Andrew Cole, Morgan Ensman, Christopher Cole, Maggie Ensman, and twins, Gavin and Keegan Martion; a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Brenda Queen of Atlanta, GA; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law: Betty and Bob Riedlinger of Plymouth, and Bird and Richard McAfee of Huber Heights, OH; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Her mother Hazel Porter Workman, her father, Ray Queen and an infant son Steven Douglas Cole, preceded her in death.

She was born November 21, 1941 in Ceredo, West Virginia. Wanda was a 1959 graduate of Shelby High School and devoted her life to helping others. She attended the First Church of God on State Route 39 and was a member of the Twig Benders Mother Club. She was a very active leader in Boy and Girl Scouts, PTO, Shelby Band Parents, and the Grange. She was also a volunteer for Med Central Shelby Hospital.

Calling hours will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Monty Perry officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Band Parents, Shelby Athletic Boosters, or Johnny Appleseed Council of Boy Scouts. Wanda will be deeply missed.

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    The following is a tribute written by her oldest granddaughter, Emily Ensman:

    “My grandma saw an article once while reading the paper with me. It was about a person who had lost a loved one and was showing the community how much they loved them and that they were going to be missed. She said to me, ‘That was the sweetest thing anyone has done. My one wish was for someone to do that for me’. I promised her that I would do that for her some day, and I’m here today keeping my promise and hoping this will make her wish come true in every way. I once knew a woman who went through a lot, from diabetes to cancer, and everything in between. This courageous woman, with dignity and pride, went through so much and came out alive. I envy her in every way and wish to be like her more and more each day. Until just recently, she had won all her battles; on November 12, 2001 she had lost and died. This beautiful woman and beautiful soul was my grandmother, Wanda Jean Cole. I love you Momma and are so proud, and glad your not suffering, your in good hands now. I hope you are pleased, I tried my best, good-bye my grandma, it’s time to rest.”

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