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Joanne M. Cole

April 2, 2014

    Joanne M. Cole, 76, (Joanne Marie Margaret Warren Cole — you’re here now!), Decatur, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Joanne was born April 29, 1937, in Holyoke, Mass., to Arthur and Madalyn (Howe) Warren.
    She was formerly married to Roger Cole for 25 years.
    Joanne was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and formerly the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lake Worth, Fla. She worked for Adams Memorial Hospital for more than 30 years.
    She is survived by  two daughters, Kathleen Burke and Sharolyn (Tim) Faurote, both of Decatur; nine siblings, Jean Kirejczyk, Arthur Warren, Marilyn Niquette, Stephen Warren, Kathleen Ursia, Patricia Begos, Michael Warren, Rita Laughnane and James (Baby Jim) Warren; 10 grandchildren, Adam Burke, Grace Manley, Lydia Cress, Silas Burke, Sean (Jennifer) Faurote, Ben (Catherine) Faurote, Alex (Emily) Faurote, Madalyn (David) Owens, Clark Faurote and Cadence Faurote; 12 great-grandchildren, Josi Burke, Garrett and Austin Manley, Halei, Calvin, Aiden, Oliver, Henry, Charlie and Hannah Faurote, Samson and Abel Owens.
    Joanne was preceded in death by two sons, Steven and Aaron, who died in infancy; and a brother, Roy Warren.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Voors officiating.
    Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.
    In lieu of Flowers, family requests that memorials be made to St. Joseph School or Wyneken School.
    Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be made at


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