Georgia Marie Kelley Cole

Georgia Marie Kelley Cole went to be with the Lord and her husband on Friday (June 14, 2013) while a resident of The Arbors of Marietta, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Dec. 20, 1920, to parents William D. and Georgia M. DeBusk Kelley. She was a graduate of the chemistry program at the University of Tennessee. After college and during world War II, she worked as a chemist at Wright-Patterson Army Air Corps base near Dayton, Ohio, where she met her late husband, Howard W. Cole Jr. They were married in Cincinnati on Aug. 5, 1943.

After the war and Howard’s military service, they lived in Mountain Lakes, N.J., for 37 years. She and Howard were self-employed in a series of light manufacturing companies. In 1984, they moved the companies to Danville, Ky., and established a home there. Howard passed away on Aug. 25, 1995.

She is survived by three daughters, Judith (Carl) Heinrich and Patricia Bateman, of Reno, Ohio, Rose (Jeff) Harris of Lexington, Ky. Also survived by grandchildren, Joseph Heinrich and Christyann Chavez, Leah Hughes, Cole Ayers and Malora Armentrout. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren.

Georgia Marie was always active in her church, women’s clubs as well as Emergency Civil Defense.

Her remains were cremated and are to be interred next to her husband in Lexington, Kentucky, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arbors of Marietta, 400 Seventh St., Marietta, Ohio, 45750, in memory of Georgia Marie Cole. These funds will be designated for the personal needs and activities of residents.