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Norma Jean Cole

1939 ~ 2021 (age 82)


Norma Jean Cole, 82, of Arkansas City, KS passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at the South Central Kansas Medical Center.

A celebration of life service will be held in early spring. Details including date, time, and place, will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arkansas City Church of Christ. Donations may be left in the care of the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Arkansas City.

Norma was born in Hewins, KS to parents Norman and Lucille (Oliver) Fesler. She received her education from Cedar Vale High School before marrying the love of her life Donald Cole on November 23, 1956. They had 60 wonderful years together filled with love, laughter, and family. Norma enjoyed numerous activities including spending time at the family farm, fishing, camping, taking care of her cows, and playing pinochle with the Gloria Clover Pinochle Group. Norma was a long-time member of the Arkansas City Church of Christ. She was very involved in the Cole Family Construction Business run by her husband, but most of all she loved cooking big family meals, spending time with her family, and her little dog Molly.

She is survived by her children: Ginger Childers, Debbie McNulty (Jim), and Brian Cole (Kristi); grandchildren: Brad Factor, Brandon McNulty, Natasha Goodman, Cody McNulty, Hunter Dierks, Hannah McNulty, Autumn Layland, Bryn Cole, Carlee Cole, and her six great-grandchildren.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald Cole, brother Clarence Fesler and grandson Michael Davis.

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