WARREN - Katherine R. Cole, 65, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at Cortland Health Care Center.
She was born Feb. 1, 1948, in Massillon, the daughter of the late Gale William and Marie Florence Holzbach Eckroate. She married Roger Cole on June 30, 1973.
She was a physical therapist assistant at Warren General Hospital for 11 years. Katherine was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the ASPCA and a former member of the Physical Therapy Society of Ohio. She enjoyed crocheting and was a former dance teacher.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Roger G. Cole of Warren; two sons, Brian J. (Halley) Cole of Harrisburg, Pa., and Phillip J. (Jaime) Cole of Austintown; two daughters, Mary Ricks (Dale DeVault) of Southington and Laura (Damian) Cole-Knapp of Warren; a stepson, Frank Cole of Cortland; a stepdaughter, Ruthann (Ron) Fetty; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Marlene Perry of Warren; and a brother, William (Sandy) Eckroate of Niles.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, where the Rev. Bernard Schmalzried will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Warren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any material contributions be made to Animal Welfare League, 545 Brunstetter Road, Warren, OH 44481, in her memory.