2023 Scholarship Information

Since 2008 The Cole Family Association has offered an annual Scholarship to a Cole Family member. The funds are accumulated through donations. The Scholarship is a tool to reach young family members developing their interest in our ancestors. If you would like to make a donation, it can be sent to Kim Dickerson 1746 Co. Road 1218, Moberly, MO. 65270. Thank you.

In 2023 the Cole Family Association will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating 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 2023 Scholarship must be postmarked by April 1, 2023 and should be mailed to:

Judy Cole
101 NW 100th Rd.
Sheldon, MO. 64784

Download the Scholarship Application

Pamela Evans

Pamela Kaye Evans was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She left this world on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the age of 65. Pamela was born June 25, 1957, in Sentinel, Oklahoma to J.L. Fielder and Gleyna Owen. Pam attended South High School in Wichita, Kansas. She worked for several years as a medical assistant and as a physical therapist at a Wichita nursing home. Before retiring, pam worked at Walmart for 17 years as a pharmacy OTC manager. Pam is the granddaugher of Hannah and William Temple Cole. Pam was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family and friends.

Pam was always there to brighten the lives of others. Pam left this earthly life to join loved ones whose death preceded her, including her parents Conard and Gleyna Goodrum. Pam is survived by her sisters, Dana Fielder Davis (husband Ray Davis); Lisa Goodrum Rector (husband Richard Rector); brother, Craig Fielder; husband, Robert Evans; daughter, Andrea Lagree (husband Aaron Lagree); son, Miles Evans; her grandchildren, Ceinna, Damien, Zoe, Paige, Marissa, Kaylee, Tilly and Dolly; her great-granddaughter, Ila and many nieces, nephews and friends. Words cannot fully express how much they cherish memories of days spent with Pam – memories of joy, laughter, support and unconditional love freely and frequently expressed. Pam not only had a zest for life but shared it with everyone she knew. Let us not forget her smile, her brightness, nor her contagious laughter.

Services were held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 between 2pm-5pm
The celebration was be held at
VFW Post 6957
7507 S. Broadway, Haysville, Kansas

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 genealogy@coleassociation.com

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.