B. Joan Cole, 79, Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at Morristown Manor. Born Oct. 20, 1932, in Shelby County. She was the daughter of Charles O. and Goldie M. (Davis) Rouse.
She married James K. "Jim" Cole on Feb. 28, 1948. Mrs. Cole was formerly a waitress at the Little Town restaurant in Morristown and attended Morristown schools. Mrs. Cole was a member of Morristown Christian Church, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Order of Eastern Star Lodge No. 316 and the Bunko Club. Joan was a farm wife and enjoyed doing activities such as painting and socializing with her friends, especially Mrs. Lois Fischer.
Survivors include her daughters, Cindy (Mike) Hubbard, Carla (Ronnie) Markley, both of Shelbyville; sons, James T. (Patty) Cole of Shelbyville, David Allan (Billie) Cole of Kingman, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Charles Raymond Rouse; sisters, Dorothy Jonas, Evelyn Franklin, Ruth Daughtery; and a grandson, Jeff Sullivan.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown. A Funeral with Eastern Star services, will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Clarence Hubbard officiating and Jim Smith assisting. Interment will be in Bennett Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Order of Eastern Star Lodge No. 316, c/o Jim Thomas, 2795 E. Cottonwood Trail, Morristown, IN, 46161 or American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway W. Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46250.
Online condolences may be shared at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.