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Ada Mary ColeAda Mary Cole, 88, of Loup City, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society – Grand Island Village. Private family services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Loup City Community Center in Loup City. The Rev. Douglas DeNeui will officiate. Burial will be in the Trenton Cemetery in Trenton, NE. Visitation without the family present will be Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Loup City Community Center. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family. All CDC guidelines will be followed in regards to social distancing and face masks will be required. The services will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP. Ada Mary was born on Feb. 29, 1932, at Trenton, the daughter of Julius E. and Mary I. (Hilton) Barnes. She grew up in Trenton and attended Trenton Public Schools. She was united in marriage to Harold E. Cole on Nov. 15, 1948, at Hayes Center, KS. The couple lived in ten different states while Harold worked in construction. In 1960, they moved their young family to Loup City. Ada Mary worked for many years at Ray’s Market and Joe’s Market and later worked for State Farm Insurance. Harold died on March 11, 1993. She enjoyed riding with Harold when he worked in trucking. She also loved listening to country music, especially, Merle Haggard and time spent with her family. She is survived by six daughters and five sons-in-law, Barbara and Richard Mesloh of Silver Lake, KS, Beverly and Ivan Stueven of Grand Island, Shirley and Roger Philbeck of Grand Island, Valerie and Cecil Lybarger of Grand Island, Mary Lou Cole of TX, and Vicki Peterson of Lincoln; 14 grandchildren, Kerri and Lance Smith, Angie Stanczyk, Eddie Stanczyk, Ashly Stanczyk, Kevin and Shannon Gregg, Shawn and Shawna Stanczyk, Heather and Dave Smith, Jacob Drake, Josh and Kelly Cole, Chris and Shaylin Kaslon, Eric Kaslon, Ivy and Michael Tingley, Chelsy and Daniel Schmidt and Tyler Bonczynski; 29 great-grandchildren, Isaac, Brooke, Quinn, Turner, Aliah, Maddie, Kaylee, Dylan, Braelynn, Bryson, Brinley, Nathan, Mackenna, Cami, Hayden, Jaryk, Jaydn, Gavin, Avery, Brandon, Samuel, Dillan, Blake, Abel, Chloe, Nathan, Isabella, Emma and Melody; one great-great- grandson, Brooks; and sisters, Verlene Swift of Cottage Grove, OR and Ruth Wickizer of Loup City. In addition to her husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jim Cole and infant son, Kenneth Cole; grandsons, Jason Kuszak, Chad Stanczyk and Kevin Mesloh; sister, Lena Mae Haegen; and brothers-in-law, Phil Haegen, Bill Swift and Don Wickizer. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
I don't know what mom would have done without Ada Mary. For so many years they helped each other. We are thinking of you all.
Theresa & Steve Czaplewski Dec 11 2020 10:33 AM
I spent so many fun and memorable times with Ada Mary. She was always happy and a treasured friend. The last time I spent with her was when we went car shopping for her car. We always had wonderful adventures together. She will be missed immensely. My prayers and my heart to go out to her family.
Mary White Dec 11 2020 10:28 AM
So sorry for your loss. Hold onto your memories and let them guide you during this difficult time.
Lora Marvin Dec 10 2020 10:27 PM
I am in shock this morning as I read this post! Ada Mary and I shared many good times at Ray's and Joe's Market working together. I cherished her friendship. It was my honor to know her.
Pat Bauer Dec 10 2020 9:58 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Ada Cole
Patty Piontkowski Dec 9 2020 9:53 PM
Deeply saddened to hear this news. Truly cherished the friendship I had with Ada Mary. What an awesome lady. Keeping her family in my prayers. Peace and love.
Cara Gregory Dec 9 2020 9:01 PM
All my heartfelt sympathy to you. She always greeted me with a smile and a hug. We shared many memories of Harry and Kenny and the days gone by. A treasure to have known her. Diane Loeffelbein
Diane Loeffelbein Dec 9 2020 4:50 PM
Our thoughts and prayers to Ada Marys family:rose::pray::pray: She was a sweet lady. Ill always remember her working at Rays Market! Ron & Peg (Ritchie) Mroczek
Peg Mroczek Dec 9 2020 9:21 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Ada Cole
Tom and Donna Peters Dec 9 2020 1:35 AM
Ada Mary was the best. So glad we got to spend some time with her a year ago. She was so family oriented and had so much love to offer. I will miss her so much. My thoughts are with all my cousins.
Kris Sooter Dec 8 2020 7:58 PM