Dora Margaret Cole, 104, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove. She was one of 3 children born to Owen Estil and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Todd-Cordry in rural Pilot Grove.
Dora attended West Fork School and graduated from Pilot Grove High School in 1929. She married Noel L Cole on April 23, 1931 and were the parents of Carolyn Cole-Eichelberger.
She lived her entire life in the Mt. Nebo area, joining the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church at age 12. She served the churches of Mt. Nebo Baptist and New Lebanon Presbyterian as pianist for many years, was President of W.M.U. and Sunday School teacher.
Dora loved to garden, both vegetables and flowers, and made many quilts. She was well known for her crocheted hot pads, the many floral arrangements that adorned the altars at both churches came from wildflowers and Dora’s flower beds. She was a good friend and neighbor to all who knew her. Her faith was extremely important to her and held a high place in her life.
Dora was preceded in death by her parents, husband Noel in 1978, an infant brother, infant sister, and beloved son-in-law Joe Eichelberger in 2008.
Still living is daughter Carolyn Cole-Eichelberger, granddaughters and their families JoLynn Eichelberger-Jobe and husband Brian, Hannah Jobe-Weber and her husband Brandon, sons Wyatt and Cole, Emily Jobe-Dollich and her husband Jesse, children Hayden and Riley. Peggy Karen Eichelberger-Grissum and her husband Scott, sons Andrew Grissum and his wife Mary and son Brody, Michael Grissum; nieces Marianne Cole-Fues and Nancy Cole-Crawford; numerous family, friends, and neighbors.
Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with burial following in the New Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM Wednesday, July 13th at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove.
Memorials are suggested to Mt. Nebo Baptist Cemetery and the New Lebanon Presbyterian Cemetery.
Online condolences may be submitted at http://www.meisenheimerfuneralhome.com.