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Edward Allen Cole

January 15, 1932 August 14, 2013
Edward Allen Cole
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Obituary for Edward Allen Cole

Edward Allen Cole, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Metropolis, IL.
 
Eddie was born on January 15, 1932 to Wavie Washington and Opal Ruth (Allen) Cole in Harrisburg, IL.  He married the love of his life, Vera Imogene “Jean” Choate, on June 10, 1950.  Eddie’s passion was training thoroughbred racehorses, and together with his family, he ran a successful racing stable for 54 years.  He retired in 2005 and enjoyed being home on the farm with his wife and family.
 
Eddie is survived by his wife Jean; daughters, Belinda Cole, spouse Peggy Igleheart, of Louisville, KY, Carol Lane, spouse Bart Lane, of Golconda, IL, Sue Cole, spouse Candace Ball, of Hillsboro, MO; grandchildren, Bronwyn (Mark) Aly of Golconda,IL, Ryan (Melanie) Talbert of St. Charles, MO, Zachary Parker of Golconda, IL; great grandchildren, Riley Talbert, Ella Aly, Jackson Talbert, Merrick Aly; sisters, Sharon (Paul) Boyd of Bloomfield, IN, Brenda (Nick) DeLaurentis of Schererville, IN; several nephews and nieces.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, step parents, Evenelle Cole and Louis Cobb; brother-in-law, Bill Langley; step sisters, Dolores Canup and Ramona Reynolds.
 
Memorials may be made to: Galloping Out 7301 W 25 St., Suite 321 North Riverside, IL  60546.

Funeral service will be Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 1 PM at Aly Funeral Home, Eddyville, IL.  Interment will follow at Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado, IL.  Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the funeral home.

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