Maribelle Toney Cole

October 13, 2020

Maribelle Toney Cole, 88, of Frankfort, died October 13, 2020 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.  She was born July 18, 1932 in Frankfort, Ind., Foster J. & Bertha (Hamilton) Toney.  She married Richard Cole and they later divorced. Her longtime companion, Jim Thompson, have shared the last 38 years together.

Maribelle was a 1950 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Frankfort resident.  She worked at Mallory Control, retired in 1997 from Unarco Rohn and also worked at Knox Flower Shop.  She was former member and past president of Psi Iota Xi and a member of Women of the Moose.  She loved spending time with family and keeping up on her grandkid’s antics.  She enjoyed her flowers, reading, casino trips with the girls and trips to the Alabama gulf coast.

This service will be live-streamed at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 7th. Please click link below to participate.

https://webcasts.Maribelle Cole/1098117

Visitation and Services

Memorial visitation will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. November 7, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Susan (Ed) Robinson of Frankfort, Sara (Gary) Cooper of Frankfort, Son: Tom Cole of rural Frankfort, Longtime Companion: James Thompson of Frankfort and his daughters: Sherrie (Steve) Baker of Decatur, IL, Tammy (Bob) Becker of Plattsburg, MO, 4 Grandchildren: Alison Robinson of Frankfort, Brian (Nicole) Robinson of Mooresville, Derrick (Anna) Cooper of Noblesville, Shannon (Aaron) Weir of Frankfort, 6 Great Grandchildren: Grant, Owen & Haley Robinson, Carson & Gavin Cooper and Rylee Weir, Special niece & nephew: Diane Dixon of Frankfort and David Draper of Decatur, GA.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her sister, Vivian Knox.


Leave your Condolences

30 Condolences for “Maribelle Toney Cole”

  1. Butch Huffer October 27, 2020 at 7:17 am

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. God Bless.

  2. Donna and Jerry Bray October 27, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Sara and Gary Cooper and family. So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time.

  3. Dick McKinsey October 27, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Brenda D Spray October 27, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Regardless of their age, it’s hard to lose your parents. Thinking of you.

  5. Jack Scheid October 27, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Sad to learn of the passing of my long time friend & classmate. She was always such a joy to be around. Blessings to Tom & family

  6. Toni Slaughter October 27, 2020 at 9:14 am

    It’s hard to find the words that convey good memories, heartfelt sympathy, words of encouragement and prayers for healing but know I want to shower the entire family with all of those elusive words. She exists within the hearts and minds of all that knew her ~ I will always remember “Mom” for her warmth and laughter.

  7. Martin and Carol Ann Henderson October 27, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Tom and Sara… So sorry to read of your mother’s passing. She was such a joy to everyone.

  8. Janis Kight October 27, 2020 at 10:23 am

    I am sorry for your loss, I knew her for over 80 and I will dearly miss her.

  9. Susan Davis October 27, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Sara, Susan, and kiddos,
    I’m sorry for your loss. Maribelle was a special person. Got to know her when I worked in the office at Mallory a long time ago. Got reacquainted when the grands were in high school. Will keep your family in prayers at this difficult time.

  10. Janice Kersey October 27, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    To Susan, Sara, and Tom–
    Very sorry to read about your mother Maribelle’s death. I remember her as always being a positive, smiling lady. She will be missed. My thoughts go out to you and your family. Jan

  11. Cindy Kelly October 27, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for your family,

  12. Janet Mitchell October 27, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss! Love and hugs to you all!

  13. Cindy Stanley Beals October 27, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Our moms will always have a special place in our hearts! May all the special memories of Maribelle help you through this difficult time! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  14. Mary Kay Baker October 27, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    We were so saddened to hear the news of your mother.
    The Clinton County Youth group (and myself) are sending you our deepest sympathy, prayers and love in the coming days.

  15. Dick & Janis Wills October 27, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    To all of Maribelle’s Family,
    Sorry to hear of Maribelle’s death. She was such a kind, friendly and smiley lady.
    The memorial video is a very nice remembrance of her life with her Big Family. She was truly blessed to have you all in her life.

  16. Kim Redington October 28, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Sara and family,
    So sorry for your loss, sending love and prayers.

  17. Paul & Barbara Ragle October 28, 2020 at 7:45 am

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Maribelle will be a beautiful angel to watch over you!

  18. Linda Gibson Benge October 28, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Susan, Alison, Sara and ALL the families: Please know we are praying for you and keeping you uplifted in thoughts. Our hearts are with you. Thank You Father God for sending Your Comforter to all these and granting them Your Peace through Jesus. Amen.

  19. Beth Keeney October 28, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    We are so sorry about Maribelle. You all were so good to her. Family meant so much to her, and you can tell by all those wonderful pictures in the video. It is such a nice tribute to her life. Remember her lovely smile, hold your memories close and know her legacy lives on.

  20. Carolyn Sharp October 29, 2020 at 1:08 am

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Bob and Carolyn Sharp

  21. Michael Frey October 29, 2020 at 9:58 am

    To Jim and the entire family my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you I pray comfort and live for you all. The many find memories and her wonderful smile will stay with me forever
    May God bless.

  22. Elaine Moon October 29, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Susan, I was so sorry to hear of your mother`s passing. I only saw her a few times, but she was always cheerful and laughing. She was also very kind. When I saw the two of you together, I knew you had a great relationship. I hope you have a lifetime of happy memories to keep her close in your heart and mind.

  23. Steve and Kathy Miner October 29, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Uncle Jim and Family,

    We are saddened by the passing of Maribelle. We always enjoyed our visits with her. She had a wonderful sense of humor.

  24. Steve Nease October 30, 2020 at 1:59 am

    To Susan, Sara and Tom,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Our families have been so close for so many decades, Maribelle was like a big sister to me. I know how much my mother loved her and all of you guys. My prayers will continue to be with you and may the good Lord give you peace and strength to get through this time of sorrow.

  25. Susie McQueen Surber November 1, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Susan, just a note to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Loved your Mom’s smile and her spunk she was one of a kind! Special to say the least. Good thoughts are with you and your family. Susie McQueen (Surber)

  26. Roger & Janet Carney November 2, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Sara and Susan,
    Your mom has a special place in our hearts. May God surround you with His peace during this difficult time. Love you!

  27. Phyllis Amich November 3, 2020 at 12:50 am

    Jim, I’m so sorry about Maribelle. Prayers you’re doing ok.

  28. Katy Lock November 5, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    So sorry to hear about Maribelle. I hope everyone is doing okay. Thinking of you all. Wayne and Katy

  29. Gary Loveless November 7, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    I just finished watching the live stream service of Aunt Maribelle’s memorial service and it ignited a flood of wonderful memories of my youth spending time with with Grandpa and Grandma Toney and Aunt’s Maribelle and Vivian during the summer and holidays. Special times like Christmas Eve when all my family and Aunt Maribelle and Aunt Vivian would gather at Grandpa and Grandma Toney’s and Aunt Maribelle and Aunt Vivian would help all the kids write their letters to Santa Claus. And the summers I would spend at both Aunt Maribelle and Aunt Vivian’s homes with them and their families. Thank you Aunt Maribelle for your love and support during my formative years. Tom, Susan and Sara and families, please accept my sincere condolences. God Bless you during this time of grieving. Aunt Maribelle R.I.P. as you go to a better place.

  30. Andrew Hamilton November 8, 2020 at 1:58 am

    From Andrew and Melissa Hamilton. A very touching service viewed and what Tom said about the “Circle ” meant a lot. God Bless to all and looking forward to seeing you all some time soon and being able to give a big comforting BIG HUG to all

    Andrew and Melissa Hamilton.

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