Reherda "Ree" W. Cole, 97, of Sumner, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Friday January 25, 2002, at Community Memorial Hospital, Sumner, of natural causes.
She was born June 17, 1904, in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of Ward and Lucy King Groom. She married Eldon "King" E. Cole on August 22, 1943, in Nashua. He died July 24, 1976.
Mrs. Cole was a nurse at the University of Northern Iowa Student Health Center for many years, retiring in 1975.
Survived by: a son, Douglas of Sumner; a stepdaughter, Jean Hauser of Allyn; Washington; three grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a stepbrother, Vaughn Groom of Coral Gables, Florida.
Preceded in death by: two stepdaughters, Ruby Beall and Doris Ogilvy; a stepgreat-grandchild; a sister, Narri Long; and a brother, Douglas Groom.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and for an hour before services Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Copyright Waterloo Courier, January 29, 2002, p. C2.