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Armina COLE, daughter of William and Rachel FOLAND, was born Jan. 8, 1884, in Decatur County, Iowa, and died at Clarke County Hospital Sept. 2, 1978, age 94 years, 7 months and 15 days. She received her education at the Brick School, known as the Tennessee settlement, and last at Van Wert.

On Feb. 24, 1907, at the home of her parents, she was married to James A. COLE. They lived on a farm near Grand River, where James was born, for seven years. They bought a farm west of Van Wert, where they lived until 1926 when they moved to a farm near Grand River until 1929, they moved to a farm six miles east of Osceola. In 1949, they retired to Osceola.

Survivors are five children: Mendall and wife Crystal; Elmer and wife Zerilla; Sylvian and wife Florence; Donald and wife Virginia; and Burdena MUNGER and husband Lowell; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were husband James; daughter Ardetta GEORGE; and son Kenneth; two great grandsons, Douglas COLE and Duane HEMBRY; two sisters, Elsie BOYD and Anna McKEE; three brothers, Emmett, Michael, and Luster FOLAND.

On Feb. 24, 1957, Armina and Jim celebrated their golden anniversary. On Feb. 24, 1967, they celebrated their 60th [anniversary].

SOURCE: genealogical clippings of Norma G. (FOLAND) BECKER

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker