Lois Helm Cole, 92, died on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
Lois was born in Indianapolis, IN.
She attended Nora County School and Broad Ripple High School. She attended MacMurray College and later transferred to Indiana University, where she earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in social work. She worked in Indianapolis at the Children's Bureau, where she placed children in adoptive homes. Later she worked for the Benjamin Rose Institute in Cleveland, OH, where she assisted senior citizens.
Lois and Gene, who were married for 50 years, and loved to travel. Lois was pleased that Gene worked for TWA, as that allowed them to travel to all 50 states, seven continents, 10 Canadian provinces, and 38 countries. Lois lived in Cleveland and Lakewood, OH, until she moved to Lewisburg, WV, in 2013. She loved her family and her church.
She loved helping others and was very fond of animals, especially dogs. She loved classical music and was a member of the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church in Ronceverte, WV.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Helm and Flora Mary Prange Helm; and her husband, Lewis Eugene "Gene" Cole.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Gary Cole (Brenda) of Avon Lake, OH, Leah Trent (Rodger) of Ronceverte, and Brian Cole (Bonnie) of Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren, Justin and Sara; nieces, Sue Sabo (Reiner) and Mary Mertz (Rob); and nephews, Richard Cole, David Cole (Debbie), and John Sabo (Barb).
A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Stephen Baldwin officiating. Graveside services will be held at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis at a later date.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Music Fund at Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, or Carnegie Hall Inc. in Lewisburg.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the August 13, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.