Cole, Leona Ruth 'Tuffy' (King) (January 15, 1950 - February 13, 1998)

Leona Ruth 'Tuffy' Cole

Douglas Budget - February 18, 1998

Funeral services for Leona Ruth "Tuffy" Cole, 48, were Feb. 16 at Bader Funeral Home in Lusk with Rev. Mark Lohr officiating.

Burial was in Lusk Cemetery.

She died Feb. 13, 1998, at her home in Lusk after courageous, four-year battle with breast cancer.

She was born Jan. 15, 1950, in Newcastle, the fourth child of Lee and Arlene King. She grew up and was educated in Newcastle.

She married John V. Cole on Oct. 14, 1967, in Osage. During the years, they made their home in Lusk, Newcastle, Osage and Casper.

She loved needlework, reading and her family. She had friends in Douglas.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Eldon King.

Survivors include her husband of Lusk; daughter Cathy Lewis of Casper; son John Robert Cole of Fort Carson, Colo.; two grand-daughters; her mother of Newcastle; and sisters Della Noldner, Jalene Huckins and Teresa King, all of Newcastle, and Nancy Arp of Brookings, Ore.

Pall bearers were Terry Williams, Jeff Williams, Larry Hales, Brian Shoopman, Travis Shoopman and Luke Bowman.

Memorials to the family would be appreciated.

Bader Funeral Home of Lusk was in charge of arrangements.

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