Bernard Cole, 40, Mentone, died Tuesday [March 10, 1964] at 8:15 a.m. in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne after an illness of three weeks. Death was due to cancer.
Born March 14, 1923, at Wabash, he had moved to Mentone three years ago from Tipton, where he resided most of his life. His marriage was Dec. 24, 1945, to Annabelle Mott, who survives.
Mr. Cole was a member of the Mentone Methodist Church, Mentone American Legion, Scottish Rite at Indianapolis, Austin Lodge at Tipton, OES at Tipton, Kosciusko County Shrine and was past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge at Tipton.
He was a veteran of World War II, having received the Purple Heart while serving in the Marine Corps.
Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Paul Guilkey, Tipton; four children, Steve, 17; Susan, 15; Diane, 13, and John, 8, all at home; a brother, Roger, Fort Smith, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Morehead, Kokomo, and Mrs. John (Patricia) Mohler, Atlanta, Ind.; three step-sisters, Mrs. Sam Zaring, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Ralph Cline, Ekin, Ind., and Mrs. Thelma Augieres, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the King-Reed Funeral Home at Mentone with the Rev. Glenn Compton officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.