Ophelia Cole, 97, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance.
She was born in Petty, Texas on November 28, 1915 to Joe and Rosie (Johnson) Beckett. She was also raised by her grandmother, Lizzy Wilson.
Her family moved to Clarksville, TX and from there her family moved to Omaha, NE where she attended school and later married Lloyd M. Cole. They moved to Alliance in 1955.
She is survived by her children, Robert (Nadine) Cole of Des Moines, IA, Donald (Rosalinda) Cole of Alliance and Eddie (Barbara) Miller-Cole of Pampa, TX. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Angela Cole, Edward Harris, Amii Harris, Latoya Harris, Nathan Jones and Whitney Harris all of Alliance, , Robert Cole, Jr. of Long Beach, CA, DeShawn Cole and Lanina Cole of Capital Heights, MD and Ted Jedlinka, Tami Jedlinka and Corey Cole of Lincoln, NE and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sons, Lloyd Cole, Jr. and Robert E. Cole and her daughter, Mabel Harris.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Rowe officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent in care of the family at P.O. Box 353, Alliance, NE 69301.
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com with Bates-Gould Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.