OBITUARY

Marie Cole Adkinson

November 6, 1932April 26, 2019
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Marie Cole Adkinson, 86, of Pekin, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at Pekin Hospital surrounded by family. She was born November 6, 1932 in Sweetwater, TN to Leonard and Rachael Ann (Green) Harper. She married Earl "Joe" Cole in 1951 and he preceded her in death in 1987. She then married Robert Adkinson in 1990 and he preceded her in death. Her parents, one son Steven and eleven brothers also preceded her in death. Surviving are her four children, Donna Gail (Clay) Johnston of Pontiac, Sandra Kay (Randy) Murray of Pekin, Michael H. (Dixie) Cole of Chillicothe and Chastity M. (Michael) Duffy of Pekin; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. Marie worked on the line for Caterpillar Inc, and worked as a bartender for Larry's 1200 Club and Mutual Tap before retiring. She was baptized at Authentic Church in Pontiac and attended there when visiting with her daughter. A Celebration of Life will be at 5:00 pm on Sunday, April 28, 2019 with visitation one hour prior to the service at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davisonfultonwoolsey.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Leonard Harper, Father
  • Rachel Ann (Green) Harper, Mother
  • Earl "Joe" Cole, Husband
  • Robert Adkinson, Husband
  • Donna Gail and Clay Johnston, Daughter
  • Sandra Kay and Randy Murray, Daughter
  • Michael H. and Dixie Cole, Son
  • Chasity M. and Michael Duffy, Daughter
  • Ten Grandchildren
  • Twenty-One Great-Grandchildren
  • Many Beloved Nieces and Nephews
  • Marie was preceded in death by her husband Earl "Joe" Cole; her husband Robert Adkinson; her parents; one son Steven; and eleven brothers.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 28, 2019

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Biography

Marie Cole Adkinson, 86, of Pekin, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at Pekin Hospital surrounded by family.

She was born November 6, 1932 in Sweetwater, TN to Leonard and Rachael Ann (Green) Harper. She married Earl "Joe" Cole in 1951 and he preceded her in death in 1987. She then married Robert Adkinson in 1990 and he preceded her in death. Her parents, one son Steven and eleven brothers also preceded her in death.

Surviving are her four children, Donna Gail (Clay) Johnston of Pontiac, Sandra Kay (Randy) Murray of Pekin, Michael H. (Dixie) Cole of Chillicothe and Chastity M. (Michael) Duffy of Pekin; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Marie worked on the line for Caterpillar Inc, and worked as a bartender for Larry's 1200 Club and Mutual Tap before retiring. She was baptized at Authentic Church in Pontiac and attended there when visiting with her daughter.

A celebration of life will be at 5 pm on Sunday, April 28, 2019 with visitation one hour prior to the service at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. Cremation will be accorded following the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davisonfultonwoolsey.com.