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Cole, L. Jane July 9, 1935 - October 3, 2022

Date of Funeral

October 7, 2022


Thursday, October 6, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel


Friday, October 7, 2022

10:00 AM

Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel


Yeater Cemetery

Lula Jane Cole was born July 9, 1935, near Osceola, Missouri and departed this life on October 3, 2022.


Jane grew up in a loving Christian home with her mother and grandmother, Katheryn and Dollie Hoover. They worshiped at Cook’s Chapel Church. As a teenager, Jane dedicated her life to the Lord and endeavored to be a consistent Christian the rest of her life.


Jane attended Lewis Grade School and Osceola High School where she graduated in 1952. In 1954, she moved to Kansas City and was employed by CIT Financial Services until her retirement in 1990. During

those years in Kansas City, she attended Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene where she was active in the Fellowship of Christian Singles, Nazarene World Missionary Society, and other church related

ministries. She spent many hours ministering through music and exhortation to the homeless at the Kansas City Rescue Mission. She was a genuine friend to the homeless and was appreciated and loved.


In 2000, Katheryn and Jane returned to the farm west of Osceola. In the years following, she made many new friends as well as renewed acquaintances with some longtime friends and relatives. After Cook’s Chapel Church closed, she attended the Church of God (Holiness) in Lowry City, which was a source of much encouragement and Christian fellowship. She was especially close to cousins, Naomi and Esther Collins, who often said they considered Jane a part of their family. They have all now gone to Heaven.


In her senior years, Jane enjoyed being a Food Banc Volunteer, doing some secretarial work for the Yeater Cemetery, writing her memoirs, researching her roots, and visiting friends and relatives. She was

a wellspring of information regarding this area. Jane had a unique sense of humor. She made others chuckle with her homespun, matter of fact, down to earth way of expressing herself. Her eyes would light up and twinkle when she was teased or teasing. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.



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    jean lyke says

    Sorry to hear about the loss of Jane. I always enjoyed visiting with her.

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    Connie Kilgore says

    Jane will be missed by all of us. A good friend of my family for many years. The Lord days we will all be together in the end. With our deepest sorrow and sympathy.
    Rodney Kilgore and Connie

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    Patricia Cole Blake says

    Jane was a beautiful, kind, gentle person. I cherish visiting her at her quaint homestead. Her Faith and spirit live on in knowing her.
    Pat Cole Blake

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    Patricia Cole Blake says

    Jane as a beautiful gentle kind cousin. I will cherish meeting her and knowing her. Her Faith and spirit will live on.
    Pat Cole Blake

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    Joyce Frankel says

    I’m sorry about Jane’s passing. She was a good neighbor. I enjoyed spending time with her when she joined my family at family gatherings.

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    Gladys Smith says

    Jane will be missed by so many. I enjoyed visiting with her when she stopped by my office. She was a wealth of information of years past.

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