Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Maxine Cole

Maxine Cole, age 88, of Shelby, died Monday, September 5, 2016 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

She was born June 24, 1928 in Shelby the daughter of the late Carl and Susan (Shade) Hoover and was a 1946 graduate of Shelby High School. Maxine was a homemaker and was active in all duties of the family farm operations. She was a long-time member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby, Cloverleaf Western Square Dancing Club which she helped teach, and M.O.M Mothers Club which continues to meet monthly. Traveling was something she enjoyed very much as she and her husband George went to every World’s Fair across the country, spent 25 years at Bay Point on Lake Erie camping and boating, and wintered in Florida for 25 years at Sun-N-Fun. Maxine was an avid follower of all Shelby Whippet sports and took great pleasure in supporting and watching her grandchildren in all of their activities. Maxine enjoyed crocheting and doing jigsaw puzzles. A kind, caring and compassionate person, Maxine was well loved.

Maxine is survived by her husband of 68 years, George F. Cole, Jr., whom she wed on July 14, 1948; 3 children: Gregory (Faye) Cole of Shelby, Leora (Tom) Lantz of Shelby, and Pamela (Karl) Graham of Columbus, Indiana; 7 grandchildren: Jodi (Ed) Rinehart, Phillip Cole, Michael (Natalie) Lantz, Jon Lantz, Johan (Aimee) Graham, Karla (Billy) Fidoe, and Kurt (Briana) Graham; 9 great grandchildren; 3 brothers: Robert Hoover (Bonnie Slone), David (Garnet) Hoover, Jacque (Judy) Hoover all of Shelby; 2 sister-in-law: Margie Hoover of Bucyrus and Effie Cole of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dean Hoover.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street Shelby and also from 9:30 AM -10:30 AM on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at First Lutheran Church, 33 Broadway, Shelby. Funeral services will be Saturday at the church at 10:30 AM with Pastor Rus Yoak officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to the church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Margie Hoover says:

    to the family. so sorry for the loss of your mom, grandma, great grandma and to George the loss of a wonderful wife. Maxine was a great friend and sister. I sure will miss our talks on the phone and the visits to the house. RIP Maxine you are finally at peace. love you.

  2. Barbara Parsons Fensch says:

    Dear Coles family, My sincere condolences to you all. Maxine was a fun sweet lady and I always enjoyed our talks up at the lake. I know she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all of you. She will be dearly missed. May the Lord keep you wrapped in His loving arms of comfort during these difficult times.
    Hugs, Barbara

  3. Nancy Parsons Schmidt says:

    Dear George, Greg, Leora, Pam and Family, My deepest sympathy to all of you in your loss of Maxine. She was a wonderful, fun loving lady, and she will be deeply missed by all. Hold your memories close in your heart. God Bless you all and may he comfort you in this difficult time in your lives. R.I.P. Maxine.

  4. Don & Kathy Yockey says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories of Maxine always keep her in your hearts. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  5. Janet & Bill Kehres says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Maxine has had a beautiful smile on her face and was a wonderful lady.

  6. pamela says:

    Mom instilled in me moral ethical religious and family values that have stayed with me through life… work hard and play hard….lots of laughter in our you mom..thankyou for all the wonderful memories..the only one who called me pammy Jeanne.


  7. Laura L Donnersbach says:

    Margie and the Cole Family,
    I only new Maxine for a few brief months but she and her husband always brought a light to our trips to dialysis. She will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Linda and Shim LaGoy says:

    Our hearts go out to Maxine’s family. Many fond memories of weekends at the lake and Saturdays at the farm as our families grew up together. Such a wonderful, happy and fun-loving person. She will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~Linda Wetz LaGoy

  9. Ron and Linda Nelson says:

    To the Cole family,
    We were so sorry to learn of Maxine’s passing. We understand what a great loss this is to all of you. Maxine had many struggles over the last couple of years. May she rest in peace. Please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  10. Amy Brown says:

    To the Cole Family:

    Maxine was such a kind and gentle soul. She was a blessing to my mom when she shared a room with her at Crestwood. You have my deepest sympathies. I always remember George getting the suckers for her and mom. She was a wonderful friend that I was honored to get to know and I loved be able to bring her and mom the sundaes from Paul’s. The family of Helene Albert, Amy Brown and Julie Fellure are keeping you in our prayers.

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