ESSEX -- Elsie "Aunt Duck" McKeller Cole, 80, died at 2 p.m. Dec. 30, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.
Born March 14, 1926, in Parma, daughter of the late William and Annie McKeller, she was a 50 year member of New Mount Zion Church where she served as secretary, treasurer and taught Sunday school. She worked for DAEOC for many years and served on the election board.
She married Leonard Cole who preceded her in death on March 26, 1965.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, William and Martin; three sisters, Ethel, Essie and Arlena; and three grandchildren.
Survivors include: eight sons, Leonard Cole Jr. of Oklahoma City, Eddie Cole, Ervin Cole and Clarence Cole of Marion, Ind., Larry Cole, Lawrence Cole and Glen Cole of Essex and Norman Cole of Sikeston; two daughters, Martha McClure and Donna Givens of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Harriette Hill of Essex, Mary Johnson of Poplar Bluff and Mozell Shaw of Malden; and 45 grandchildren, 90 great-
grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren; and two adopted children, L.C. Jacobs and Glossie Austin.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at noon Saturday at the Rainey-
Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with the Revs. Johnny Williams and James Turk officiating.
Burial will follow at the Macedonia Cemetery in Malden.