Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


Mary Frances Cole

April 2, 1930November 1, 2019

Mary F. Cole, born on April 2, 1930, passed away on November 1, 2019 at Mother Teresa House in Lansing, Michigan. She was the daughter of Anna and Ralph Lobert.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold “Bud” Cole; her daughter, Kirstie L. Lockner Thornton; and three brothers, Dale, Ron, and Wayne Lobert.

She is survived by her daughters, Johnette (Jim) Simmons, Marlene (Dennis) Howland, Loraine (Rex) Courtright, Ava Jo (Glenn) Pung; son-in-law, Robert Thornton; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Roger (Janice) Lobert and Isla Sommers.

A Memorial Mass will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 Linden Street in St. Johns, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mother Teresa House Hospice Care Home, 308 N. Walnut St, Lansing, MI 48933, or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Charities, 2800 W. Willow St, Lansing, MI 48917.


  • Mother Teresa House Hospice Care Home
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Charities


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, November 16, 2019


Mary Frances Cole

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Norman & Carol Eastman

November 3, 2019

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. I went to school with Mary at Millett and grew up with the Lobert children. I would get a chance to visit with Mary at the Millett luncheons we held in recent years. We always had a great visit about our childhood days in Millett.