Alberta Hazel Fethke

Alberta Hazel Fethke, age 80, of Florence, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at her home. She was born August 19, 1941, in Fayette, Missouri, a daughter of the late Gene and Alberta (Dick) Ellison.

On December 4, 1960, at the Stover United Methodist Church parsonage, she was united in marriage to Lowell Cleo Fethke, who preceded her in death on March 3, 2020.

Hazel was a graduate of the Otterville High School class of 1959.

She was a member of the Florence United Methodist Church, joining the church in August of 1971.

She attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg. She was an accomplished writer and author also publishing a book. Hazel worked at Golden Age Living Center and also served as board president for many years. She was a 4-H leader, served on the Health and Welfare board at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles and worked election polls for many years. She was a braille transcriber, which led to her working as a paraprofessional at Morgan County R-1 in Stover.

She is survived by her children, Cathy Holsten and husband Jerry of Florence, Missouri and Gregory Fethke and wife Luesa of Versailles, Missouri; grandsons, Schuyler Holsten and Alex Holsten and fiancée Julie Kidwell; her sister, Laura Pugh of Nixa, Missouri and many other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kristin Harris, brothers, Dennis Ellison and Frank Ellison and her sister, Bonnie Crider.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, August 23rd, in the Florence United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Vonda Veale officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kristin Fethke Harris Memorial Scholarship or the Florence United Methodist Church.

2022 Cole Family Reunion

Sunday, August 14, 2022
Harley Park Shelter House #2 Boonville, MO

  • 11:00 AM:  Registration
  • Noon:  Potluck lunch
  • Bottled water and cookies will be provided
  • Feel free to bring your personal lunch, if you prefer

If you are interested, some of us will meet at 5:30 Saturday night at the Hannah Cole Statue on Morgan Street, then go and eat somewhere. Please let us know if you are coming.

Hope to see you there!!!

Information for Cole Genealogy Records and Database

There is a lot of information that Maude would like to collect regarding Cole Genealogy.

parents names, name of baby; date of birth; where born (hospital, city, state) sex of baby (male or female), if the child goes by another name other than their give name, what that name is.

name of Cole Descendent, spouses name, birth date a location; date of marriage; location (church, city, state) Names of children step-children and Cole descendents (as much detail as possible male, female, birth date, place of birth (hospital, city, state)

date divorce was final, if the marriage was annulled please let us know that as well

date of death, place of death, date and place of memorial service and visitation (funeral home, church, city and state), date of burial, place of burial (city, state), obituary, cause of death if known

branch, served during wars if so which ones, dates of service, enlistment date, discharge date, type of discharge, any awards received during service, (medal of honor, etc.)

Any details you can provide would be greatly appreciated, and can be sent to her at

Patsy Nan Wittman

Patsy Nan Wittman, 86, of Otterville, MO, passed away Tuesday April 26, 2022, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born on September 8, 1935 in Otterville, the daughter of John Sprinkle and Launa Frances (Brumble) Sprinkle, who preceded her in death.

On May 29, 1952 in Smithton, MO, she was united in marriage to Jack Wittman, who preceded her in death on December 10, 2014.

Patsy was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Otterville. She enjoyed playing solitaire on her phone, looking through her magazines, and talking on the phone with friends and family. In her younger years she enjoyed canning from her garden and cooking for family gatherings.

Survivors include three children, Terry Wittman (Peggy) of Smithton, Randall Wittman of Otterville, and Tammy Watring of Otterville; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and two on the way; two sisters, Johnnie Mae Schilb of Sedalia and Wanda Lewis of Otterville.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by; two grandchildren, Tracie Gibson and Austin Watring; one great-grandson, Eli Gibson; two sisters, Dorothy Romig and Betty Rehmer; and two brothers, Tommy Sprinkle and Donnie Sprinkle.

Funeral service were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Pastor Russ Slocum officiating.

Burial is at Antioch Cemetery, Otterville, MO.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Greg Wittman, Scott Wittman, Nathan Wittman, Andrew Wittman, Tim Wittman, Justin Wittman, and Preston Wittman.

Honorary bearers were grandchildren, Whitney Watring, and Yvonne Gibson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church of Otterville in the care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

2022 Scholarship Information

2022 Scholarship Information

In 2022, the Cole Family Association will award a scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is related to Hannah Allison Cole, maintains a 3.2 GPA and will be enrolled full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school.

Applications for the 2022 scholarship must be postmarked by April 20, 2022 and should be mailed to:

Judy Cole
101 NW 100th Rd
Sheldon, MO 64784

Download the Scholarship Application

2021 Cole Family Reunion

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Harley Park Shelter House #3

20044 Pearre Lane (Sante Fe Trail at Parkway Drive)
Boonville, MO 65223


11:30am Registration
12:30pm Eat

Please bring your picnic/sack lunch. We will not be combining food as we have done in the past.  Cookies and bottled water will be provided.

Following the business meeting and visiting, those interested are invited to view the Hannah Cole Monument and Fort site located at 1215 E Morgan Street in Boonville.