Royal Edvin Cole
Royal COLE, 67, Market Street, Shannon, died Friday Mar 15, in his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mr. Cole, a school bus driver, had completed his morning run, but did not report to work in the afternoon. He was found dead in his living room at 4 p.m. by a son, Robert. Survivors include his widow, Maude, two daughters, Mrs. Betty PICKING, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Mrs. Jean STURTEVANT, Tempe, Ariz.; two sons, Robert, Shannon and Donald L., Chandler, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie GABRIEL, and Mrs. Mayme (sic) BAKER, both of Freeport, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Bethel United Methodist Church of Shannon. The Rev. Russell Coats, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Brethren Cemetery at Shannon.
Royal was my grandfather. March 1974. Submitted by: Julie Sturtevant-Wirgau on 6 Apr 1998