Obituaries

Obituaries

Doris M. Cole 1932 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Doris M. Cole, 77, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka. Burial will follow in Rochester Cemetery.Mrs. Cole died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence.She was born Jan. 2, 1931, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, the daughter of Ivan D. and Fannie R. Morrison Thompson. She graduated from Seaman High School in 1949. She lived north of Topeka and in the Hoyt area for many years. She moved to Lawrence in 2000 to be closer to her children.Mrs. Cole was a homemaker and mother. She worked as a bank teller, postal worker, receptionist and office manager before she retired from Fairlawn Plaza in 1994. She was a member of Northland Christian Church.She married Kenneth L. Cole on Aug. 31, 1950, at First United Methodist Church in Topeka. He died in August 2007.Mrs. Cole was also preceded in death by a brother, Steven.Survivors include three sons, Terry L. Cole and wife Debra, Lenexa, Mark D. Cole and wife Rosemary, Duvall, Wash., and Tod E. Cole, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Eric Cole and Tara Jennison; a sister, Darleen Thompson, Massachusetts; and two brothers, Ivan D. Thompson, Topeka, and Gary Thompson and wife Nancy, Oskaloosa.Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The casket will remain closed.The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka 66608.