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Mary Alice Cole

December 16, 1927 — February 29, 2024

Wichita, Kansas

Mary Alice Cole, age 96, passed away February 29th, 2024. Private graveside service at Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina KS. Preceded in death by her parents Dwight and Anna Nelson, her former husband James Cole and their 2 sons, Jon and Steven Cole, siblings Shirley Nelson, Pat Vogt, Hilman Nelson, Dean Nelson and grandson Justin Cole. Survived by her daughter, Georgann Cole, grandchildren, Eric Stump (Terri-lee), Jennifer McCullough, Frances (widow of Justin Cole), Stephen, James and Mike Cole. Nine great-grandchildren: Taylor Stump, Caiden McCullough, Camdyn McCullough, Brayden Cole, Dominic Cole, Evan Cole, Tessa Cole, Kayden Cole, Dakota Cole and one great great grandchild, Alister Trowbridge. 

Mary Alice was intelligent, witty, and outgoing. She had many hobbies and interests, including furniture restoration, home decorating, gardening, drawing, painting, yarn crafts and was especially proud of her Swedish toothbrush rugs. She could take any ordinary item and create art. She was the published author of the book “Eggs Before Breakfast”.  Her family will enjoy the 40 years of “PIGS” books which include photos cut from magazines, articles of interest, personal documents, cards, and her observations. She loved animals and adopted many rescues. Mary Alice always had a cat on her lap and a dog at her feet, or 2 or 3. 

She will be greatly missed by her family, but we are so thankful she is at peace and can again do all the things she loved. 

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Esther, Peter, and the other staff of Amani Home Plus for their loving care of Mary Alice during her struggle with dementia. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Autistic Children of America, 228 W Lincoln Hwy, Suite 301, Schereville, IN 46375 or charity of choice.

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