Mr. and Mrs. William and Marjorie Cole, Galesburg Chapel

Marjorie F. “Marge” Cole, 92, and William D. “Bill” Cole, 95, of Galesburg, formerly of Williamsfield, both died at Rosewood Care Center, Marge on June 3, 2016 and Bill on May 1, 2017.
Marge was born April 18, 1924, in Berwick, the daughter of David E. and Ethel M. (Ray) Stanforth. Bill was born April 25, 1922, in Abingdon, the son of Rex N. and Hazel M. (Smith) Cole. Marge and Bill were married February 14, 1942, in Palmyra, Missouri. They enjoyed 74 years of devoted marriage until Marge’s death.
Together, they are survived by their children, John Cole of Williamsfield and Karen (and Frederick “Ted”) Anderson of Farmington; five grandchildren; three step grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; six step-great grandchildren; and one step-great-great granddaughter. Marge is also survived by two brothers, Willard “Bill” (and Maylou) Stanforth of Platte, South Dakota and Donald “Whitey” Stanforth of Westminster, California. Bill is also survived by a brother, Edward (and Teresa) Cole of Waltonville, Illinois. Marge was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister. In addition to Marge, Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Cole.
They were both raised in the Abingdon area. Marge graduated from Abingdon High School in 1942 and Bill graduated from Avon High School in 1939. Marge and Bill worked alongside each other on the family farm in the Williamsfield area from 1951 until moving into Galesburg in 2005.
Cremation has been accorded. Graveside memorial service for both Marge and Bill will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Jim Ecklund will officiate. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services of Galesburg is handling arrangements for the family.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow.

    Gary & Rogena Lumberry and Family

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