Shirley Cole

Shirley Elaine Cole

Wednesday, November 7th, 1934 - Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Shirley Elaine Cole, 85, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020 in Carrollton.

Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Friday, July 10, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorials: Donations may be made to Arlington Master Chorale or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Shirley was born on November 7, 1934 in Port Arthur, Texas to Sylester Coplen Tibbit and Eddith Elizabeth Covington Tibbit. She graduated from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. An Arlington resident since 1956, she was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. Shirley worked as a Principal (Atherton Elementary) and teacher for the AISD since 1956.

A former President of the Arlington Woman’s Club, she helped build the new Arlington Woman’s Club building.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill E. Cole.

Survivors: Daughters, Carole Cole Hagler, Caron Jean Cole Voss and husband, Todd; brother, James Floyd Tibbit; grandchildren, Megan Hagler Hall and husband, Justin, Molly Hagler, Cara Smith Tolentino and husband, Andrew, Blake Smith; step-grandchildren, Jon Voss, Brandon Voss and wife, Amanda, Tristan Voss and wife, Leah; great grandchildren, Emiko Tolentino, Toshiro Tolentino and Luke Voss.

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(817) 274-9233
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 10th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Friday, July 10th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, Texas 76013
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, July 10th, 2020 10:00am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, Texas 76013
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Friday, July 10th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, July 10th, 2020 12:00pm
    Moore Memorial Gardens
    1219 N Davis Dr.
    Arlington, United States 76012
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Michelle Hardwicke

Posted at 03:51pm
Mrs. Cole was my teacher twice. In 1963, she came to Maxie Speer's 3rd grade classroom to finish out the year for our teacher who married and moved at Christmas. We thought she was very strict! Then in 1965, I discovered she was to be my 6th grade teacher, now at Wimbish. She was still strict but we grew to love her. I stopped by her classroom several times throughout the years to greet her. Bill Cole taught choir when I was in Nichols Jr High from 1966-1969 and I loved him too. So I had the blessing of having both of their influence on my life. Condolences to the family; I just learned of her passing today. Michelle Andrews Hardwicke

Nancy Cole

Posted at 12:10pm
Shirley was married to my cousin, Bill, but I’ve always considered her my cousin. She was a beautiful, loving person whom I adored. She always made me happy and I’m going to miss her so much. I know that she is now dancing and singing and laughing with Jesus and Bill. Til we meet again, I love you Shirley.

Vicki King

Posted at 03:37pm
I served on the Arlington Woman's Club board with Shirley as 3rd Vice President. I will always have memories of those times. My deepest sympathy to the family. I will always remember how pretty she looked at the special President's Luncheon at the Sanford House as we celebrated the 60th year of AWC.
Vicki King
AWC President 2005-2007

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