Esther C. Cole

1923 - 2020

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Esther C. Cole, 97, of rural Alvada passed away at 10:54PM Tuesday, July 21,2020. Esther was born in Wyandot County on May 14, 1923 to the late William and Ethel (Kloepfer) Walter. On January 7, 1942 Esther married Carlton M. Cole and he passed away on July 6, 2015. The marriage was blessed with sons: Gary M. (Peggy) Cole of Prescott, AZ, Edwin D. (Judy) Cole of rural Alvada; daughters: Jeanie McCree of Naples FL, Sue Cook of Perrysburg, OH, Debra (Ned) Niswander of Bluffton. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren; Cynthia Cole, Keanen Cole, Ross Sorenson, Jill Birkholz, Stephanie Linehan, Shari Mueller, Phillip Sherick, Sara Hensley, Amanda Plattner, Carl Cole, Austin Cole, Kevin Cole, Kellie Cole Gregg, Eleanor Garland, Paige Marshall, Joshua Niswander, Jenna Bernard, Julianne Burkholder, 30 great grandchildren, sisters, Ruth Mohn of Findlay, Naomi Davis of Findlay, Sue (Richard) Shaferly of Alvada and a brother, James Walter of Carey. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Dianna Jane Cole, step-mother Frona (Stone) Phillips and brothers; Paul, Lewis, Elmer, Jack, Stephen and Dale Walter, and sister, Martha Saltzman. Esther was a longtime member of West Independence United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, needle point, ceramics, cooking, bird watching and word puzzles. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the West Independence United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the time of service. Pastor Mark Weatherman will officiate and burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Esther to the West Independence United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the family recommends wearing a mask when attending services. Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    West Independence United Methodist Church [Map]
    22876 US 224
    West Independence, Ohio 44830
    Saturday, July 25th 2020 10:00 to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, July 25th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    West Independence United Methodist Church [Map]
    22876 US 224
    West Independence, Ohio

  • Final Resting Place:

    Hickory Grove [Map]
    Twp Road 264
    Alvada, Ohio 45890

  • Contributions:

    West Independence UMC

    22876 SR 224
    Fostoria, Ohio 44830

    Donors Choice

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To : Gary and Peggy Cole
Date :Monday, July 27th 2020
From : Patrick and Carolyn Hartley
Thinking of you two and all your family during this sad time

God bless you all in the loss of your Mother.





To : Gary and Peggy Cole
Date :Monday, July 27th 2020
From : Patrick and Carolyn Hartley
Thinking of you two and all your family during this sad time

God bless you all in the loss of your Mother.





To : The Cole Family
Date :Friday, July 24th 2020
From : Paula and Carlton Fruth
Praying for strength for the whole family for the difficult days ahead. So very sorry for your loss. Ester was always so nice to us and always made us feel welcome. Paula and Carlton




To : Gary Cole and Family
Date :Friday, July 24th 2020
From : Ross Jess
Celebrating the life of Grandma Cole! Love you all, The Sorensens



To : Gary Cole and Family
Date :Friday, July 24th 2020
From : Ross Jess
Celebrating the life of Grandma Cole! Love you all, The Sorensens



To : Gary Cole and Family
Date :Friday, July 24th 2020
From : Ross Jess
Celebrating the life of Grandma Cole! Love you all, The Sorensens



To : Austin Family
Date :Friday, July 24th 2020
From : Your Friends at Micro Center
Dear Austin-
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your grandmother. We are thinking of you!

Your Friends in HR & Training



To : Austin Family
Date :Friday, July 24th 2020
From : Your Friends at Micro Center
Dear Austin-
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your grandmother. We are thinking of you!

Your Friends in HR & Training



To : Cole Family
Date :Friday, July 24th 2020
From : Michael Thomas
I remember Mrs. Cole. She was a very nice lady.

All my sympathies to the family. She lived a long life.



To : The family
Date :Friday, July 24th 2020
From : The Plattners
Deepest Sympathy To You.



To : Gary Peggy and family
Date :Friday, July 24th 2020
From : William Wynette Anya Armani
We never had the pleasure of meeting your Mom in person but we met you and as the Scriptures tell us in Rev. 14:13...Blessed are those who die in the Lord; because they rest from their labor and their works do follow them....we have met you both and in so doing seen and felt the reach and impact of your Mom’s works through you! She is now at a rest and I am sure you will continue those works in her memory.
Life’s race well run!
Life’s work well done!
Life’s crown well won!



To : Family of Esther C Cole
Date :Thursday, July 23rd 2020
From : Dick Cole
Thinking of you all! Lots of memories!
Hard for us left behind but good for her!



To : Gary and family
Date :Thursday, July 23rd 2020
From : Colene Wiseley Hauenstein
Dear Gary,

So sorry to read of your mother's passing in the Findlay paper. May your good memories comfort you now and in the days ahead.





To : Cole family
Date :Thursday, July 23rd 2020
From : Cathy Lauck
Thinking of your family. I remember Mrs. Cole attending events at Vanlue, especially Veteran's Day. She lived a long life.



To : Jean and family
Date :Thursday, July 23rd 2020
From : Gary Miller
God in all his glory kept Esther her on earth for 97 years, and made her available by phone to each of u for 97 years. You all are so blessed

U also know she did some wonderful work for God when she was here. U are blessed with millions of loving memories. Love u. Gary Miller



To : Jean and family
Date :Thursday, July 23rd 2020
From : Gary Miller
God in all his glory kept Esther her on earth for 97 years, and made her available by phone to each of u for 97 years. You all are so blessed

U also know she did some wonderful work for God when she was here. U are blessed with millions of loving memories. Love u. Gary Miller



To : Family of Esther Cole
Date :Thursday, July 23rd 2020
From : Sharon Kaufman Nagy
Esther was a true Lady! I am sure she is happy to be with Carlton again! You have my sincere sympathy.



To : Family of Esther Cole
Date :Thursday, July 23rd 2020
From : Sharon Kaufman Nagy
Esther was a true Lady! I am sure she is happy to be with Carlton again! You have my sincere sympathy.



To : Gary Cole and Family
Date :Tuesday, July 28th 2020
From : Ilene and David Fruth
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your mother. She will be greatly missed.



To : Ed
Date :Thursday, July 30th 2020
From : Alan Pelphrey
Sorry about your Mom. She was always very nice to me. Never forget driving by your house in the evening and seeing her swinging away on the porch swing. Your parents were lucky to have you close by. Again sorry for your loss. Alan



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