Frances “Cookie” “Maw Maw” Mae Cole, 64, of Findlay, passed away peacefully surrounded by family early Wednesday morning, March 28, 2018. She was born on May 10, 1953 in Tiffin, Ohio and adopted at an early age by the late Arnold and Helen (Fisher) Messenger. In 1979, she married the love of her life Thomas Cole Sr., a marriage that would last 38 wonderful years.
Frances was a Cory Rawson High School graduate and attended the Ohio State Beauty Academy. She worked at Olive Garden as a prep cook before retiring. Frances enjoyed cooking, taking trips to Amish Country, babysitting, softball and basketball events, and simply having her family around her.
Frances is survived by her husband, Thomas Sr.; son, Thomas Cole Jr. (Sarah Lawrence); daughters, Heather (Casey) Cole-Henderson, and Kelley (Matthew) Foltz; grandchildren, Ka’Seana (fiancé Chaze Proehl), Kane, Shiloh, Ambry and Grayson; and her great-grandchildren, Ka’Lilah and Baby J (Boy). She is also survived by her brothers, Raymond Messenger, Ed Myers; and goddaughter, Kyliegh Ibarra. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her sister, Nona Boff.
Friends and family may visit on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation with Pastor Kathy Helms officiating. Memorial contributions in Frances’ name may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, Ohio 45840.