Vera M. Cole of Oxford

Vera M. Cole, 101, of Oxford, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, at The Ware Presbyterian Village. She was preceded in death by her parents Ray P. and Mabel Roth Reese, her husband of 52 years Ray D. Cole, and her son Jay Dennis Cole.

Vera M. Cole

As a homemaker, Vera was able to be a cub scout leader, a piano teacher for more than 50 years, a past president of the Federated Women’s Club of Chester County, and an active participant and organist at the Avondale Methodist Church for over fifty-five years.

Vera and her husband Ray owned and operated The Cole Bin antique business that specialized in lamps and custom-made lampshades.

Vera loved music, was always involved in a craft project, loved baking cookies particularly with her granddaughters, enjoyed decorating for holidays, and spent many days shopping in her home county of Lancaster.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Ware Presbyterian Village and Willow Tree Hospice for their care of and concern for Vera.

Vera is survived by her daughter-in-law Norma J. Cole, two granddaughters, Lisa (Christopher) Weaver and Cheryl (Frederick) Nelson, and four great-grandchildren, Alec and Grace Weaver and Benjamin and Logan Nelson.

There will be a private graveside service at The Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster, on Wednesday, Dec. 23.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to any of the following organizations: Ware Presbyterian Employee Appreciation Fund, 7 E. Locust St, Oxford, PA 19363 or Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E. Cypress St., Kennett Square, PA 19348 or to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, 100 N. 20th Street, Suite 405, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

To view her online tribute, please visit

Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, West Grove.

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