Catherine J. Cole, 88

NOV. 26, 1923-MARCH 3, 2012

March 04, 2012

Catherine Jeanette “Sis” Cole, 88, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Williamsport and Greencastle, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Emeritus Senior Living in Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 26, 1923, in Williamsport, Md., she was the daughter of the late Wesley Hudson and Eva Lena Poffenberger Norman.

She was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School.

She worked at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, was a homemaker and co-owner with her husband of the family business in Greencastle.

She was a member of Mount Lena United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, Md.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Augustine Cole, in 2004.

Catherine is survived by a daughter, Constance L. Showe of Hagerstown; two sons, Terry Cole of Hagerstown and Steven Cole of Lake Ridge, Va.; her grandchildren, Lauren, Chris, Allison and Annette; and her great-granddaughter, Alexys.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Jackson; and her brother, Tyrus “Bucky” Norman.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, MD 21795 with the Rev. Ronald Kurtz officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. For the convenience of friends and family, the funeral home will open Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Lena United Methodist Church, 21234 Mount Lena Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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