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Gertrude I. Cole

Gertrude Irene Cole, 93, Leavenworth, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Todd Dickey Medical Center in Leavenworth.
A native of Crawford County, born Oct. 23, 1907, she was the daughter of the late George and Nellie Lahue Slaughterback. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vercel (Gordon) Cole, a son, Vercel Leroy (Tommy) Cole, a stepson, William Harold Cole, two brothers, a sister and a grandson.
Survivors include 10 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Dillman-Green Funeral Home in Marengo with burial in Leavenworth Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Sadler officiated.
Pallbearers were James Cole, Carl Cole, Tom Byerly, Billy Joe Terry, Don Mudd and James Brown.