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May 12, 2014

Ruth M. Cole, 97; New Albany, Indiana

— Funeral Mass for Ruth M. Cole, 97, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in New Albany. She died Friday, May 9, 2014, at home with family by her side.

She was born October 13, 1916, in New Albany to the late Jesse and Bertha (Bauer) Cole. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin and Morris Cole. She retired from Union Federal Savings and Loan Association after 35 years of service. She was active in Pilot Club, Professional Women’s Club, and D of I. She also served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, was a Founder of Harvest Homecoming, and was the 1996 Older Hoosier of the Year. She was also a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She collected unicorns, liked watching The Wheel of Fortune and was a beloved “favorite” aunt to many.

Survivors include a sister, Martha Jane Burden; nieces and nephews, Deborah Burden, Patsy Bolton, Donna Holt, Donald Burden, Beverly Cole, Morris Cole Jr., James Cole; and many more friends and extended family members.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the church.

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