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Maxine (Clow) Cole: 1927-2018


OGLESBY — Maxine Cole, 90, of Oglesby, died Saturday morning, Jan. 20, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Waltham Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Joel Stevenor, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Waltham Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Prey-Mueller Funeral Home in Oglesby, and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Maxine was born Feb. 10, 1927, in Detroit, Mich., to Ralph and Lucile (Johnston) Clow. She was a graduate of Michigan State University and taught at Lincoln School in Oglesby for 28 years until her retirement.
She married Lyndon V. Cole on July 9, 1949, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. She was a member of Waltham Presbyterian Church, various card clubs and the La Salle County and Illinois Retired Teachers associations.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Catherine Brady) Cole, of Cambridge, Mass., and Debra Swenson, of Oglesby; two sons, Jeffrey (Sherry) Cole, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Kevin (Rebeccca Hausten) Cole, of Wheaton; six grandchildren, Matthew Cole, Jason Cole, Eric Swenson, Katherine Nelson, Rachael Cole and Amelia Brady-Cole; and six great-grandchildren, Bill, Oliver, Charlotte, Rosalie, Nova and Hudson.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 24, 1983; two brothers, Donald and Curtis Clow; and one sister, Nancy Farrell.
Memorials may be directed to Waltham Presbyterian Church or St. Coletta’s in Jefferson, Wis.
The online guest book may be viewed and memories shared at
Prey-Mueller Funeral Home
231 W. Walnut St., Oglesby, IL 61348

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