Andrea Dawn Cole

1965 - 2020

printable version


Andrea (Andi) Dawn Cole, 54, of Findlay passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 peacefully at her residence. She was born on May 1, 1965 in Findlay to Larry and Carol (Sizemore) Cole, and they survive. Also surviving are her daughter, Taylor (Jordan) Barton; grandchildren: Emory and Wyatt Cole Barton; sister, Kristen (Les) Carrender; and two nieces: Kasey Carrender and Hilary (Joshua) Jackson. Andrea graduated from Liberty Center High School and worked as a claims processor at Health Designs Plus. Andrea was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. Of all these roles, there is none she enjoyed more than being a GiGi to her 2 grandchildren. Some of her best days were spent running and playing with her granddaughter Emory, or “Em" as Andi called her. A talented painter, Andrea enjoyed painting all kinds of things, especially at painting clay pots. Her art would often be given as gifts to the ones she loved. Andi loved the Lord and believed wholeheartedly in His healing hand. Andrea was blessed by our Lord and the healings she received throughout her life are a testament to His goodness. Andrea loved Ohio State football, any football really. She would even watch rerun games just so she could watch it. She yelled so loud for a touchdown cheer, it could have been heard easily from Mars. 4th of July fireworks were the most anticipated event of the year for Andrea. She never missed the spectacle, even if she had to drive far away to view them. Her family imagines that she was probably welcomed home with a grand finale. The beach was Andi’s happy place. She could scour the beach for hours just to relax, feel the warmth, search, and dream. She had aspirations of living near Charleston, South Carolina someday. Andrea was a loyal friend to many. She was kind and giving to all no matter the circumstance. This is a trait she has passed on to her daughter as well as several other valuable things. Family was number one for Andi. She put everyone else before herself until the day she passed. Andi’s nieces and daughter knew that she was their biggest fan. Andi was the first person people called when they had good news, just to get a loud, “Woooo!" Her dogs, Yankee and Moose, were her devoted companions. They brought her joy and friendship every day until her passing. Andrea had a wonderful sense of humor. She was able to make those around her laugh due to her ability to be unapologetically herself. She could be quoted as saying, “I am who I am and I like myself.” Of all of her accomplishments in life, her daughter was her greatest accomplishment, and she told her that often. She will be greatly missed and cherished in our hearts forever. Due to the governor’s orders on Covid-19, all services will be private and the burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Memorials can be directed to the Lupus Foundation of America in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.


Service Information

  • :

  • Service Location:

    [Map]

    ,

  • Final Resting Place:

    Spring Grove Cemetery [Map]

    Carey, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Lupus Foundation of America - Cole
    1800 North Blanchard Street
    Suite 102
    Findlay, OH 45840

  • Instructions:

    All Services Will Be Private.



Condolences For Andrea Dawn Cole

Click here to send a condolence




To : Taylor barton and family
Date :Wednesday, March 25th 2020
From : Jodi monday and family
Taylor my heart just breaks for you!! You know you had one awesome mom!! She was a very sweet,kind neighbor as well!! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers sweet girl!!



To : Carol Cole
Date :Wednesday, March 25th 2020
From : Pat Caudill Sherman
Dear Carol and Larry,. My heart goes out to you during this time of loss. May the Lord wrap His arms of comfort around you both.Know that my prayers are with you and your family. My mom (Eva) and your mom (Mary) are now showing your sweet girl lots love until that day that you are reunited with her. Love and prayers. Pat



To : Taylor Family Uncle Larry Aunt Carol Kristi Fa
Date :Wednesday, March 25th 2020
From : Toni Mike Norman
Dear Taylor & Family, Carol & Larry, Kristi & Family, My heart is breaking for all of you. I know that Andi is in heaven, free from pain, & was welcomed home with a big celebration by Grandma & Grandpa Sizemore, Aunt Chon, Aunt Janet, my Mom (Aunt Betty), my sister Brenda, & Sandy Sizemore, plus all of Uncle Larryโ€™s family! That will be quite the party! My thought & prayers are with you all at the difficult time & I wish I could be there! I love you all, in the words of my Mom, โ€œMore than sunshine!!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’



To : Larry Carol Cole
Date :Wednesday, March 25th 2020
From : Rob Terri Elling
Know that we are thinking and praying for your family. I believe itโ€™s true, that how blessed we are to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. It sounds like Andrea was someone that many people adored.



To : Uncle Larry and Aunt Carol
Date :Wednesday, March 25th 2020
From : Teresa tt
This is still so unbelievable to me! I have so many memories flooding back of our childhood together. She was always a Princess for Halloween. We lost our first tooth each on the same day and our babies were born two months apart. I hope she knew how many people loved and cherished her. I will miss her humor, love and dedication to family. From one Buckeye Fan to another I say, "GO BUCKS" from this day forward I will cheer loud enough for Andi to hear me.




To : Taylor Carol Larry
Date :Wednesday, March 25th 2020
From : Norma Jean Horness Tim Lisa Fendrick
So sorry for you. You are in our prayers.



To : KrisLesHilary Kasey family
Date :Wednesday, March 25th 2020
From : Kim Kozlowski family
I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of hugs and prayers being sent your way.... you are all in our thoughts and prayers ๐Ÿ™love you



To : Taylor Family Uncle Larry Aunt Carol Kristi Fa
Date :Wednesday, March 25th 2020
From : Toni Mike Norman
Dear Taylor & Family, Carol & Larry, Kristi & Family, My heart is breaking for all of you. I know that Andi is in heaven, free from pain, & was welcomed home with a big celebration by Grandma & Grandpa Sizemore, Aunt Chon, Aunt Janet, my Mom (Aunt Betty), my sister Brenda, & Sandy Sizemore, plus all of Uncle Larryโ€™s family! That will be quite the party! My thought & prayers are with you all at the difficult time & I wish I could be there! I love you all, in the words of my Mom, โ€œMore than sunshine!!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’



To : Taylor Barton
Date :Thursday, March 26th 2020
From : Linda England and Linda England school of Dance
Dear sweet Taylor and Emory,
I am so sorry for your huge loss.
NO words take away the pain, but I pray God puts his loving arms around you all and gives you strength. God's blessings to get you through this.
sent with Love, Miss Linda



To : Hilary
Date :Thursday, March 26th 2020
From : Rachel
So sorry for your loss, i am Hilary's friend, and just knownig she had someone as great as Hilary is amazing! :) I am also thinking how great it is to think she is with Jesus by his feet :) Praying for you alll! God is still with you all!



To : Taylor Carol Larry Kristen
Date :Thursday, March 26th 2020
From : Karen Kaleb and Kristopher Berger - Schwan
My heart skipped a few beats and I swallowed real hard hearing the news from our coworker: Wendi. Andi has been in my thoughts for the past week. I am so very, very, sorry ... she was my best friend at ASC then we followed one another to HDP. I miss the belly rolling laughs she made me burst into. My most treasured memory was when the choreographed version of Christ's birth so touched her heart that she thanked me again and again. I can still envision our children marching around our church as we the praise and worship team sang. Andi pledged that she was changed by it. It delights me to have been God's instrument at that very time. Andi will be forever my friend and I pray that Angel's encompass you all in this time and always. May her joyful laugh always ring in your hearts. Much Love, Karen (Marty) Schwan, and Kaleb & Kristopher Berger



To : Larry and Carol Cole
Date :Thursday, March 26th 2020
From : Fran Jim Stock
Larry & Carol...So sorry to read about Andy this morning. She was a lovely young lady when I knew her and always had a smile for everyone. I know you and her family will miss such a sweet person. Prayers for all of you, lean on the everlasting arms on the tough days. Thinking of you.




To : Larry Carol
Date :Thursday, March 26th 2020
From : Dick Yingling
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.



To : Larry and carol
Date :Thursday, March 26th 2020
From : Vicky miller
Thinking of you and the family in your time of sorrow . Andi will be missed by all sending all my love to you and the family.



To : Larry and Carol
Date :Friday, March 27th 2020
From : Joy Elling-Sargent
Larry, Carol and family,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are being sent to you all. It sounds as though she had many people who loved her and will miss her very much



To : LarryCaroland my long lost friend Kristen
Date :Friday, March 27th 2020
From : Tracy Carpenter Johnso
My heart is broken for you. I send you lots of love and my deepest sympathy and condolences. May God wrap his arms around you now and in the difficult days to come.



To : Larry and Carol
Date :Friday, March 27th 2020
From : Dawn Hoffman
My heart breaks for you all , I have nothing but many fond memories of Andi and always with a smile . If I had one word to describe her it would always be kind. Keeping you all in our prayers , knowing she is walking with our Lord, and will be waiting for you all with open arms. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”โค๏ธ



To : Uncle Larry Aunt Carol Taylor Family
Date :Saturday, March 28th 2020
From : Lindsey Karle Chambers
I am completely and wholeheartedly sorry for this news. Andi was always a bright light in every room and I certainly remember her as always being so fun. I love all of you and Iโ€™m so sorry for the grief youโ€™re feeling. I am praying and thinking of all of you right now.
Love, Lindsey



To : Larry Carol Family
Date :Saturday, March 28th 2020
From : Lois Risner
You have my deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss. God bless you all and He will keep you in His arms. Take care.



?>