Martha Ellen (Nichols) Cole of Belton, Missouri was born December 1, 1928, in Leeton, Missouri the daughter of Jay Earl Nichols and Leta Ellen (Elliott-Nichols) Anders. She departed this life on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at her home in Belton at the age of 93 years, 2 months, and 13 days.
On October 8, 1943, Martha was united in marriage to William Homer Cole in Clinton, Missouri.
Martha was a homemaker through her 30’s then started a career at Peterson’s where she had retired. She was a member of the Eastern Stars in Belton, Missouri, and attended the First Baptist Church of Belton, Missouri. Martha enjoyed having family picnics with her sisters, children nieces, and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Homer; four sisters, Sylvia Stewart, Mary Ritter, Dorothy Smith, Esther McMillan; three children, Lois Ellen Adams, Howard David Cole, William (Bill) Homer Cole Jr., and one grandson, Jeremy Clark Bonar.
Martha is survived by her daughters, Linda Cole Howard of the home and Raye Ann Cole Bonar and husband David of Creighton, Missouri; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. Cremation.
Family will receive friends Friday, February 18, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's.
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