Eldora M. (Deneke) Cole, 87, Russell, formerly of Beverly, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Russell Regional Hospital.
She was born Dec.18, 1932, in Beloit to Will and Justina (Grady) Deneke. She was a graduate of St. John Catholic School and obtained a nursing degree from Marymount College in Salina.
She married Bill G. Cole on Oct. 8, 1955, in Beloit. He preceded her in death in 2006. She was a registered nurse at Lincoln Hospital for over 20 years.
Survivors include five sons, Jim Cole, Appleton, Wis., Ken Cole, Russell, Don Cole, Willmar, Minn., Bob Cole, Andale, and Dave Cole, Norwich, England; two daughters, Maxine Greene, Hays, and JoAnn Mote, Weskan; a brother, Bernard Denek, Highland Ranch, Colo.; a sister, Tillie St. Germaine, Peabody, Mass.;15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Lincoln; burial in Beverly City Cemetery.
Family will be present to greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick’s Alter Society, in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.