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Frances Ritman Cole
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1905
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1985
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Frances Genevieve (Ritman) Cole was born on January 12, 1905 in Minnesota. She married Richard Almon Cole on February 2, 1926 in St. Paul. They were the parents of Frances Delores, Richard Almon, William Robert, Ronald Dean, Shirley Elaine, Elizabeth Joyce, Beverly Jane and Donald Bert. She died on December 15, 1985 in Spokane, Washington.

Her grandaughter described Frances from listening to her stories. As a young woman, she was "painfully bashful around boys...loved picnics, outdoor games, swimming, playing the Victrola, box socials, silent movies, vaudeville shows, and birthdays parties. She loved to sew, play tennis with her sisters, make gingerbread on Sunday for dinner; and loved to smell the clothes after they were line-dried outside."

"She wore her hair in a bun and aprons over her house dress. She wore very little makeup, and loved jewelry made with pearls. She liked to joke and have fun. She was a great prankster and loved to sing while she worked around the house. If she was frightened she put on a brave front to her kids as to not scare them. When her kids were sick she loved to do special things for them. Her values were - to always be a lady, she never swore, smoked, or drank."

"She helped grandpa tint photos in the photo shop and was very good at creating things out of nothing. She was a good seamstress and cooked good. She also played puzzles and jigsaws and crosswords, and was good with plants."

"She had a passion for reading mystery novels, fishing and watching ballet and loved to listen to good music. Violin was a favorite, watching football and basketball...She always wanted a gift shop and to be a nurse."

"She was very superstitious. Her favorite colors were red and violet. Her favorite book - The Bible and mysteries, Walt Disney, comedies, light classical (Somewhere my Love). She loved Spring and roses, pansies, violets, trees and water and the beach. Her favorite person was "a teacher who called her Francee and was always happy to see her. She loved kitchen gadgets and loved buying them for others." 
Oakwood Cemetery
Mower County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Pam
Originally Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Oct 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22277809
Frances <i>Ritman</i> Cole
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Frances <i>Ritman</i> Cole
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Frances <i>Ritman</i> Cole
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Gone but not forgotten - great grand aunt
- Pam
 Added: Dec. 21, 2011

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