Doris Cecelia Baustian Collins Cole, 86, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Lincoln, NE. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 25, at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. The family received friends 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Friday, September 26, at the United Methodist Church in Washington. Pastor Randy Jellison-Knock officiated. Sheila Ouellette played the organ while the congregation sang “How Great Thou Art”, “Amazing Grace” and “Peace in the Valley”. The pallbearers were Jamie Cole, Ted Bruna, Tom Russell, Tyler Stewart, Rusty Johnson and Harry Louderback. The honorary pallbearers were Gary Padgett, Norman Stewart and Red Dusin. Burial wasat 2 p.m., Friday, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, KS. Doris was born April 30, 1928, in Lucas, KS, daughter of Bryan W. and Olive L. (Sowers) Baustian. In 1942, she moved to Concordia, KS, and graduated from Concordia High School in 1946. On April 6, 1947, she married Marion L. Collins. He died in 1974. On January 15, 1977, she married J.V. Cole. He died in 2010. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Washington, past president of UMW, Order of the Eastern Star, Emmons Unit of the Washington County Extension, and Past District Director of the Northeast Area of the Kansas Extension Homemakers Council. She owned and operated a catering business in Concordia for years following the death of her husband Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dean Baustian (killed in the Battle of the Bulge in 1945); first husband, Marion L. Collins; and second husband, James V. Cole. Survivors include her son, Bryan P. Collins and wife Karen, and their three children and two grandchildren, of Seattle, WA; five step children, James K. Cole and wife Trudy, and their four children and ten grandchildren, of Washington, Sandra Hood and husband Mike, and her two children, of Washington, Jon Cole and wife Heaven, and their two children, of Washington, Jeff Cole and wife Camey, and their three children and his one child of Minden, NE, and Jerre Cole and wife Kim, and their two children of Highland, KS. A memorial fund has been established to the United Methodist Church Kitchen Remodel or KSDS. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.
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