Lois Joy Dillion Cole, 61, of Marysville died Monday,, Jan. 29, 2001, surrounded by her family at Riverside Methodist Hospital after an extended illness.
A content and free-spirited individual, she enjoyed crafts, gardening, genealogy and playing the piano. She enjoyed the music of Elvis Presley and Peter, Paul and Mary and especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, children and husband.
She was the founder and proud operator of C&C Medihelp which assisted senior citizens in the administration of Medicare and supplemental insurance paperwork from 1985 to 1994. She served as girls physical education and health teacher at North Union Junior High School from 1968 to 1973. She received her bachelor of science in education degree in 1961 from The Ohio, United States State University. She was a longtime member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church.
She was born Oct. 17, 1939, in Mechanicsburg, the youngest of eight children, to the late Charles Franklin and Helen Mae Lucas Dillion and was predeceased by an infant son, Douglas Hugh Cole; a sister, Marjorie Ann Dillion Binkley; and three brothers, Charles William "Billie" Dillion, David Emerson Dillion and James Elwood "Jimmie" Dillion.
She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 40 years, Gerald N. "Jerry" Cole whom she married June 18, 1961, at the Plumwood Methodist Church; a daughter, Linda Joy Cole of Dublin; a son, Ronald E. "Ron" Cole of Marysville; a granddaughter, Emily Rene Cole; two sisters, Geraldine "Jeanie" Streator and Phyllis Eileen Dillion of Plumwood; and a brother, John Vernon "Jack" (Maxine) Dillion of Grandview.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Marysville First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard A. Teller will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Marlborough Cemetery in Delaware County and a luncheon for friends and family will follow at the Marysville First United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio, United States 43214