Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Mary Jo Cole, 75, of Keokuk


Mary Jo Cole, 75, of Keokuk, IA died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Ft. Madison Community Hospital in Ft. Madison, IA.
She was born February 8, 1945, in Hardin, IL the daughter of Charles and Jesse Blackorby Foster.
She was united in marriage to Wilburn “Butch” Cole in Keokuk. He preceded her in death on February 7, 2020.
Mary had been employed at Caterpillar and as a CNA throughout the years.
Mary was an avid Elvis fan. She loved trying her luck at the casino and also collected casino coins.
She is survived by one son, Thomas Foster (Kelly Hudson) of Brighton, IA, one daughter, Bobbie Jo Pulliam (Joe) of Bloomington, IL and one step-daughter, Dawn Walters of Madison, WI, four grandchildren, Jesse Foster, James Foster, Kayla Pulliam and Krista Pulliam and one step granddaughter, Victoria Walters, one sister, Ida Mocilan (John) of Peoria, IL and three brothers, Jesse “Frank” Foster (Robin) of Missouri, George “Ted” Foster (Charlotte) of Muscatine, IA and Fred Foster (Linda) of Louisiana.
Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Tom Foster and one sister, Marguerite Sue Cole.
According to her wishes, there will be no services.
The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA is assisting the family with arrangements.
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