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Mabel Josiephene Vanderpool Cole
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1893
Mercer County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1966
Harrison County
Missouri, USA

Mabel was the d/o Benjamin Prentiss Vanderpool and Katherine Ann Lock. She married Roy Jene Cole in Gilman City, Harrison Co., MO. on July 29, 1929. They had no children.

Obituary from newspaper, called Republican-Clipper, Bethany MO.
JANUARY 19, 1893-NOVEMBER 30, 1966

You don't have to tell how you live every day,
You need not disclose whether you work or play,
For a trusty barometer is always in place--
The way that you live will show on your face.

As we turn back pages of memory covering more than three score years, we recall a scene of the days when families used horses and wagons to move their possessions to their new location. From Mercer county, Missouri to Harrison County came a family of nine to operate a telephone office at Sherman Center. There were three girls and four boys in this family and Mabel, the third child a school girl of eleven, and the writer of this sketch attended the same school as she, and it was during these days we were often in class recitation together. No doubt there are those who recall hearing her answer, "Hello" when they rang requesting her services as a Hello Girl. During her girlhood years she attended several rural schools as the family resided in different localities. In later life she attended college at Kirksville and Maryville. Following this she chose school teaching as her vocation, teaching at Gilman City, Jameson, and Kearney, MO. and other places. She was united in Holy wedlock to Roy Cole, July 29, 1929, and they resided at Gilman City for a number of years, where she was a member of the Christian Church. Later, they moved to the Cole farm homestead. Because of failing health they moved to Bethany and bought a home on East Main Street. Mabel was very happy in the home and often remarked how much she enjoyed it. As Roy's parents were of the Methodist faith, he wished to take the same obligations through life, so Mabel changed her church affiliation to the First Methodist Church at Bethany to be with her companion in their worship. While able to attend church, she taught a junior class in Sunday School and, like the disciples of old, she saw the need of prayer and taught her pupils to pray. We have heard her remark how efficient some of her pupils were in prayer at that early age. Of late she was not permitted to attend church as often as she wished because of her crippled condition and failing health. She was never privileged to enjoy the pleasures of motherhood. She was a great lover of children and often called on by neighbors and friends by leaving their children in her tender care while they were shopping or otherwise engaged. For the past few years, it has been difficult for her to walk without the aid of a cane and in November 1965, she was in an auto accident near Cameron, MO, and for months walked supported by two crutches. She never gave up and after surgery, she again walked without cane or crutch. It was her delight to be of help to others and many homes have beautiful articles-the work of her skilled hands. She was always interested in the sick and sorrowing. November 6, 1966, She went to Warrensburg to see her brother, Jasper, and that night she returned home she was stricken with coronary asthma and taken to a hospital. She came home within a few days but those chocking attacks continued and in the end, a hemorrhage was fatal, November 30. Mabel was the daughter of Benjamin Prentiss Vanderpool and Katherine(Lock) Vanderpool, they having preceded her in death; also two sisters, Bessie Selby and Grace Compton; also one brother, Joe Vanderpool. She is survived by her companion, Roy Cole of the home, three brothers, Paul, Loren and Jasper, and other relatives and many friends by whom she will be sadly missed. When we left her home for the last time our words were: "Goodbye, Mabel and Heaven's blessings". Now we feel she is enjoying these blessings with the redeemed.

The following poem she much appreciated and expressed her wishes that it be used:
There's an open gate at the end of the road,
Through which each must go alone;
And there is a light we cannot see;
Our Father claims His own.
Beyond the gate our loved one finds happiness and rest,
And there is comfort in the thought
That a loving God knows best.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Ted Masters. "Whispering Hope" and "The End of a Perfect Day" were sung by Jean Price and Lois Butler. Pallbearers were George Stoskopf, Jere Vanderpool, Clinton Cole, Wilbur Cole, Ervin Osborn and Cleo Slatten. Interment was in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany MO.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank each one for the kind deeds, the beautiful flowers, and food given us during the sickness and death of our loved one.--Roy Cole, brothers Jasper Vanderpool and Paul Vanderpool.

Funeral Memento Card
The Eternal Goodness
I know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise;
Assured alone that life and death
His mercy underlies.

And if my heart and flesh are weak
To bear and untried pain,
The bruised reed He will not break,
But strengthen and sustain.

And so, beside the silent sea,
I wait the muffled oar;
No harm from Him can come to me
On ocean or on shore.

I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care....

John G. Whittier

In Memory
Mabel Josiephene Cole

Born in Mercer County, Missouri
January 19, 1893
Died at Bethany, Missouri
November 30, 1966
Age 73 Years, 10 Months, 11 Days

Haas Chapel, Bethany, Missouri
Saturday, December 3, 1966
At 2P.M.

Officiating Minister
The Rev. Ted J. Masters, Bethany

Interment in Miriam Cemetery
Rebekah Rites

Haas Funeral Service 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Prentiss Vanderpool (1863 - 1943)
  Katherine Ann Lock Vanderpool (1864 - 1945)
  Roy Jene Cole (1884 - 1973)
  Grace Alata Vanderpool Compton (1887 - 1957)*
  Infant Son Vanderpool (1890 - 1890)*
  Mabel Josiephene Vanderpool Cole (1893 - 1966)
  Paul James Vanderpool (1895 - 1975)*
  Loran Lock Vanderpool (1898 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Miriam Cemetery
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Missouri, USA
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